The orange-finned mahseer is an iconic sport fish that is reported to be endemic to the Cauvery basin and which has broken thousands of fishing lines, hundreds of rods and reels and dragged numerous anglers into the water. It is also known as the hump-back mahseer, as the adults develop a dorsal hump. In addition to the Cauvery, the greater river basin includes tributaries such as the Kabini, Moyar and Bhavani.
Please go to the following link to read more on the status of this iconic fish in the Cauvery River basin.
Mr. A.J.T. Johnsigh, Nature Conservation Foundation,Mysore, WWF, India.