Consider the following statements about Gharials:
- Gharials are endemic to the Indian sub-continent
- They are generally found in freshwater
- It has been listed as “Critically Endangered” by IUCN
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
All of the above statements are correct
Gharials once inhabited all the major river systems of the Indian sub-continent, from the Irrawaddy River (Myanmar) in the east to the Indus River in the west. Their distribution is now limited to only 2% of their former range. It has been listed as “critically endangered” by IUCN.
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