Tor chelynoides

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Tor chelynoides
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Tor
T. chelynoides
Binomial name
Tor chelynoides
(McClelland, 1839) [2]

Puntius chelynoidesMcClelland, 1839

Tor chelynoides is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Tor . It is found in India and Nepal.

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Tor tor, commonly known as the tor mahseer or tor barb, is a species of cyprinid fish found in fast-flowing rivers and streams with rocky bottoms in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan. It is a commercially important food and game fish.

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<i>Tor malabaricus</i> Species of fish

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  1. Dahanukar, N. (2015). "Naziritor chelynoides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2015: e.T166420A70080553. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-1.RLTS.T166420A70080553.en . Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Puntius chelynoides" in FishBase. April 2006 version.