Thai/Malay Mahseer Carp Tor tambroides

Thai/Malay Mahseer Carp
Thai/Malay Mahseer Carp
Thai/Malay Mahseer Carp
The Thai Mahseer Carp, also called Malay Mahseer, is native to large river systems from the Himalayas to the tropical jungles of Southeast Asia. Adults migrate upstream to spawn and juveniles migrate downstream through flood plains.
Thai/Malay Mahseer Carp
Thai/Malay Mahseer Carp
Thai/Malay Mahseer Carp
It is omnivorous and can grow to over a metre long. The Javan Mahseer, Tor tambra, may be the same species. They may be threatened by overfishing.
The Orange-finned Mahseer of India, Tor remadevii, is one the largest of the Mahseer carp growing to 1.5m long, but is critically endangered through overfishing (particularly dynamite fishing), construction of dams and introduction of non-native mahseers (Himalayan Golden and Black Mahseers) to its Western Ghats habitat. It has been claimed that the rare and endangered Himalayan Golden Mahseer can reach 2.75m long.