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|Scientific Name||Gagata gagata (Hamilton, 1822)|
|Common Name||Indisk Malle (Denmark)|
|Type Locality||Fresh water rivers and estuaries of Bengal.|
|Pronunciation||Gah gah tah - gah gah tah|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the local name of the fish (keyakatta).|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Head and body silvery, without pattern. Fins, except caudal fin, black distally, with clear basal portions; caudal fin entirely clear. Dorsal spine extending well past adipose-fin origin when adpressed. Anal fin with 5-6 simple rays, 11 branched rays. Premaxilla with 4 rows of teeth. Most similar to G. melanopterus in coloration and having the highest gill raker counts among its congeners.|
|Distribution||Asia: India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Other Parameters||Sometimes inhabits brackish water.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges, pp 197, 379, Pl. 39 (fig. 65).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 06 07:39 (species record created: 2004 Nov 26 00:00)|