Schizothorax progastus (McClelland, 1839)

Genus: Schizothorax Heckel

Body sub cylindrical, slightly compressed and elongated, mouth inferior, slightly arched. Lower jaw with hard horny cartilage. A labial plate on chin forming a sucker like apparatus. A distinctive row of enlarged and tiled scales on anal fin base.

Synony ms: Oreinus progastus McClelland, 1839; O. hodgsonni Gunther, 1861; Schizothoraichthys progastus Tilak and Sharma, 1982; Racoma progasta McClelland, 1839, Schizophyge progastus McClelland, 1839.

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 33/8, anal 3/5, pectoral 1/16. Mouth sub-terminal, horizontal and arch shaped, protractile lip thick and fleshy. Lower labial fold uninterrupted and trilobed. Barbels two pairs and are much longer than eye diameter.

Common names: Dinnawah snow trout, du-nya, yul-nya mang- nya, Chuchey asala


Punatsangchhu: Nyichula, Sunkosh (Dagana)

Amochhu: Lingden, Dorti khola, Torsa (Chukha)

Wangchhu: Pipping (Chukha)

Altitude: 130 – 400 MASL

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)