Tor (genus)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Tor
J. E. Gray, 1833

Tor is a genus of cyprinid fish that contains the majority of the species known as mahseers. The 20 species are found in Asia.


There are 20 species of mahseers in the genus Tor.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Tor in FishBase. October 2011 version.
  2. ^ Kurup, B.M. & Radhakrishnan, K.V. (2011): Tor remadevii, a new species of Tor (Gray) from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pambar River, Kerala, Southern India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 107 (3) [2010]: 227-230.