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Scientific Name Gagata itchkeea  (Sykes, 1839)
Common Name
Type Locality Deccan, India.
Synonym(s) Nangra itchkeea, Nangra itchteea, Phractocephalus itchkeea
Pronunciation Gah gah tah
Etymology The 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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Distribution Asia: 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 Status Vulnerable
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1838 (pt 6) 164.
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Last Update 2017 Jun 22 11:50 (species record created: 2005 Aug 20 00:00)