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Scientific NameGagata itchkeea  (Sykes, 1839)
Common Name
Type LocalityDeccan, India.
Synonym(s)Nangra itchkeea, Nangra itchteea, Phractocephalus itchkeea
PronunciationGah gah tah
EtymologyThe generic name comes from the local name of the fish (keyakatta). The specific epithet comes from the local name of the fish, 'itchkaa'. Most of Sykes species are named after regional/local species names.
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Size 65mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAsia: India and probably Pakistan.
Indian waters, Karnataka State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, Andhra Pradesh State Waters, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Bhadra (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusVulnerable
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ReferencesProc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1838 (pt 6) 164.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Jun 22 11:50 (species record created: 2005 Aug 20 00:00)