Nepal Fish Series 1993

A Souvenir Sheet consisting of 4 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the fishes of Nepal : Himalayan mahseerSnow troutMottled eel and Nepalese minnow :

Fishes from Nepal : Block of 4Putitor mahseerSnow carp (snow barble) : Swati fishChhabdi Barahi Temple, TanahunNepalese Minnow (Stone Carp)Issued by Nepal

Issued on Aug 6, 1993

DesignerK.K. Karmacharya

Type : Souvenir Sheet, Mint Condition

Denomination :
a) Psilorhynchus pseudecheneis (Menon & Datta) : Rs. 10/-
b) Anguilla bengalensis (Gray & Hard) : Rs. 5/-
c) Schizothorax plagiostomus (Heckel) : Re. 1/-
d) Tor putitora (Hamilton) : 25 Paisa

Stamp Size : 25.73 x 35.96 mm.

Souvenir Sheet Size : 70.00 x 90.00 mm. with 4 stamps

Format : Horizontal

Colour : 4 Colours (Souvenir Sheet : 5 Colours)

Paper : Official white paper with colour silk threads

Quantity : 1,000,000 (One million) Stamps each in sheets of 50 and 1,00,000 (One hundred thousand) Souvenir Sheets

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : Halio Courvoisier, S.A. Switzerland

About :

  • Tor putitora (Hamilton) : 
    • Taxonomic Position –
      Class:- Teleostomi
      Order:- Cypriniformes
      Family:- Cyprinidae
      Genus:- Tor
      Species:- putitora (Hamilton)
    • Tor, locally known as Sahar, is famous for fishing and highly delicious. The fish is abundantly found in rivers and lakes of Mid-hill region of the Kingdom of Nepal. The body of the fish is covered with large scales and the size of the fish is also comparatively large enough.
  • Schizothorax plagiostomus (Heckel) : 
    • Taxonomic Position –
      Class:- Teleostomi
      Order:- Cypriniformes
      Family:- Cyprinidae
      Sub-family:- Schizothoracini

      Genus:- Schizothorax
      Species:- plagiostomus (Heckel)
    • Schizothorax, locally known as Asala, is famous for fishing and its preparation is very delicious. It inhabits in clean streams, rivers and lakes of Mid-high hills. The feature of this fish is quite attractive due to the combination of gray and golden colours. The body of the fish is covered with small silvery scales and generally found in medium size.
  • Anguilla bengalensis (Gray & Hard) : 
    • Taxonomic Position –
      Class:- Teleostomi
      Order:- Anguilliformes
      Sub-order:- Anguilloidei
      Family:- Anguillidae
      Genus:- Anguilla

      Species:- bengalensis (Gray & Hard)
    • Anguiila, locally known as Raj-Baam, has an elongated and snakelike appearance. It is a migratory fish. The fish also swims for reproduction in the sea. For a short while it can live out of water too. This fish has got the traditional and religious importance and it is worshipped still today by thousands of followers as an incarnation of the Goddess in the fish form in Chhabdi Barahi of Tanahu district, Nepal.
  • Psilorhynchus pseudecheneis (Menon and Datta) : 
    • Taxonomic Position –
      Class:- Teleostomi
      Order:- Cypriniformes
      Family:- Cyprinidae
      Sub-family:- Psilorhynchini
      Genus:- Psilorhynchus
      Species:- pseudechensis (Menon & Datta)
    • Psilorhynchus, locally known as Tite, is one of the most rare fish. This fish inhabits in the Himalayan torrential rivers specially in Tadi, Likhu, Dudhkoshi, Sunkoshi and alike. The size of the fish is usually small with blunt snout and generally found in between the height from 700 meters to 2950 meters above the sea level.

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