Length–weight and length–length relationships of the vulnerable dark mahseer Puntius chelynoides (McClelland, 1839) from Garhwal Himalaya, India



The present study describes the length–weight (LWR) and length–length relationships (LLR) of Puntius chelynoides (McClelland, 1839), commonly known as the dark mahseer, a coldwater fish species which inhabits fast-flowing hill-streams of India and Nepal. A total of 422 specimens were collected between January and June 2010 from a spring-fed stream in Garhwal Himalaya, India. No information regarding LWRs, LLRs or K of this species was available in FishBase.