The golden mahseer belongs to the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Actinopterygii, order Cypriniformes, family Cyprinidae, and genus Tor. They are present in almost 18 different species in India. Golden Mahseer can live for up to 20 years, and grow to be over 6 ft (1.8 m) in length!
They are native to the Himalayan region. It is a fish that lives in cold water.