Catalogue Type
Livestock, Poultry and Fish Breeds Catalogue
Scientific Name
Cirrhinus mrigala
Distinguishing Characters
Body elongate with depressed and obtusely rounded
Body covered with cycloid scales
Head small without scales.
Abdomen rounded
Body depth and head length nearly equal.
Sub-terminal mouth i.e. upper jaw is longer than lower jaw
lips without fringe, upper lip not continuous with lower lip.
Body color is usually dark grey on the back and silvery on the sides and belly.
Caudal fin homocercal and deeply forked
Fins are grayish; tips of pelvic, anal and lower lobe of caudal are tinged orange, especially during the breeding season.
Mouth devoid of any teeth on the jaws.
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