|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
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||The population information of this species is scanty.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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.|
|Movement patterns:||Altitudinal Migrant|
|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 2010: e.T168256A6470549.Downloaded on 24 March 2017.|
|Feedback:||If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided|