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Consider the following pairs:

Wildlife Naturally found in
1. Blue-finned Mahseer : Cauvery River
2. Irrawaddy Dolphin : Chambal River
3. Rusty-spotted Cat : Eastern Ghats

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3



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Pair 1 is correctly matched. Blue-finned Mahseer is naturally found in the Cauvery River. It is a species of freshwater fish that is native to the river systems of southern India.

Pair 2 is incorrectly matched. Irrawaddy Dolphin is not naturally found in the Chambal River. It is a species of dolphin that is primarily found in coastal areas and rivers of Southeast Asia.

Pair 3 is correctly matched. Rusty-spotted Cat is not naturally found in the Eastern Ghats. It is a small wild cat species that is native to the Indian subcontinent, but its distribution is not specifically limited to the Eastern Ghats.


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