Consider the following statements about Gharials:

  1. Gharials are endemic to the Indian sub-continent
  2. They are generally found in freshwater
  3. It has been listed as “Critically Endangered” by IUCN

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

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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