|Scientific Name:||Schizothorax progastus|
|Species Authority:||(McClelland, 1839)|
Oreinus progastus McClelland, 1839
Schizothoraichthys progastus (McClelland, 1839)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Jha, B.R. & Rayamajhi, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Allen, D.J., Vishwanath, W., Raghavan, R., Dahanukar, N. & Molur, S.|
Schizothorax progastus is reported widely from Bhutan, India and Nepal. The threats are not considered to impact this species negatively, and it is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This fish is reported from India, Bhutan and Nepal. In India: Jammu and Kashmir Valley, Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh, and Brahmaputra River in Assam, but likely to be more widely present in the Ganges and Brahmaputra systems; Nepal: Bagmati, Seti, Bheri and Mechi Zones; Bhutan: distribution not known.|
Native:Bhutan; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh); Nepal
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|Population:||The population information of this species is scanty.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits hill-streams of Himalaya. It is primarily carnivorous. It breeds in the higher reaches and travels down after breeding.|
|Use and Trade:||This is a game fish and is relished as an important food-fish in the hilly regions all over the Himalayan foothills (B. Jha, A. Rayamajhi and W. Vishwanath pers. comm.).|
|Major Threat(s):||Dams, mining, industrial and residential development are the main threats to this species and its habitat.|
|Conservation Actions:||Further information on the species distribution and threats is required.|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
Jha, B.R. 2006. Fish ecological studies in assessing ecological integrity of rivers: Application in rivers of Nepal. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Germany.
Shrestha, J. 1994. Fishes, fishing implements and methods of Nepal. Smt. M.D. Gupta, Lalitpur Colony, Lashkar (Gwalior), India.
Talwar, P.K. and Jhingran, A.G. 1991. Inland Fishes of India and Adjacent Countries. A.A. Balkema/Rotterdam.
|Citation:||Jha, B.R. & Rayamajhi, A. 2010. Schizothorax progastus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 06 July 2015.|
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