Fish and Aquatic Animals of India: A Comprehensive Overview

State Fishes and Aquatic Animals

India boasts a rich and diverse aquatic ecosystem, and various states have designated official state fishes and aquatic animals to highlight their unique marine heritage. With the recent declaration of Gujarat's state fish on November 21, let's explore the fascinating world of India's aquatic fauna.

The National Aquatic Animal: Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica)

The Ganges river dolphin, also known as the susu, is the national aquatic animal of India. This freshwater dolphin is a subspecies of the South Asian river dolphin and is found in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system. The susu is an endangered species, and its conservation is a priority for the Indian government.

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