Types of Fishes Found in Pakistan
TYPES OF FISHES FOUND IN PAKISTAN
|Body oblong moderately compressed, head broad, eyes situated in lower lip. Large regular scales. No barbells.||Grayish on back. Silvery on sides and beneath the fins.||Max. 6ft||Fresh water and slightly in brackish water. No breeding in ponds.||June-August|
|Body deep; dorsal profile more concave than abdominal; snout obtuse and compressed. Scaly, one pair of small maxillary barbells is present.||Bluish or brownish along the back, silvery on the sides and beneath. Usually a red mark on each scale.||Max. 3ft||Fresh water river fish can live in slightly brackish water. Cultivation possible in ponds.||June – August|
|Body is deep and well built. Four barbells along the mouth. Mouth is narrow.||Bluish||Max. 3ft||Fresh water river fish||June – August.|
|4. Mirgal mori
|Body oblong, moderately compressed. Pair of barbells is present. Scales are present.||Silvery dark grey||Max. 3ft||Fresh Water River fish; suitable for cultivation||June – August.|
|Body oblong, compressed and streamlined. The length of head is greater than depth of body. Scales are broad. Two barbells are present on either side of the mouth.||Dorsal region greenish and ventral whitish||Max. 9ft||Suitable for clear and cold waters of hilly rivers and streams. So cultivation on mountains and lakes at is possible.||April –September|
|Body is short but stout (strong in structure).||Head, upper region of body and dorsal fins are mottled with red and black spots. Small black spots are also present under lateral lines.||15 – 20 cm
||It is found in clear, cold and fast flowing water.||October to March
|Body elongated and compressed. Head is broad. Two pairs of barbells are present. Dorsal fin is very short and without spices.||Bluish to grey||Maximum 6 feet||Fresh water river and lake fish||Monsoon|
|8. Chineese grass corp
|Body elongated and moderately compressed. Head is broad with short and rounded snout. Barbells present. Scales are of moderate size.||Dark grey above and silvery on belly||Maximum 4 feet||Fresh water river fish||June – August.|
|Body compressed. Scales are of moderate size.
||Back grayish, abdomen orange||Maximum 4 feet
||Fresh water river fish||June – August.|
|Long, compressed and streamlined body. The length of head is less than depth of body. Body covered with broad scales. There are two barbells on either side of mouth.||Silvery grey with red fins||Maximum 4 feet|| Hilly streams and river fish
||April to September
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