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Scientific Name Dawkinsia chalakkudiensis  (Menon, Rema Devi & Thobias, 1999)
Common Name Black Top Torpedo Barb
Type Locality Chalakkudi River, western Ghats, Trichur, Kerala, India.
Synonym(s) Sahyadria chalakkudiensis
Etymology Dawkinsia are named for Richard Dawkins, for his contribution to the public understanding of science and, in particular, of evolutionary science. 
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Size 125mm or 4.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: Chalakkudy river, Kerala, India
Indian waters, Kerala State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2010.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Records of the Zoological Survey of India v. 97 (no. 4), pp 61, Fig. 1
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Last Update 2024 May 18 06:19 (species record created: 2012 May 11 21:10)