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Scientific Name Gagata gagata  (Hamilton, 1822)
Common Name Indisk Malle (Denmark)
Type Locality Fresh water rivers and estuaries of Bengal.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus gagata
Pronunciation Gah gah tah - gah gah tah
Etymology The generic name comes from the local name of the fish (keyakatta). 
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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.
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Distribution Asia: India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Indian waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Myanmar Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Bangladesh Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
Other Parameters Sometimes inhabits brackish water.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Fishes Ganges - pp197, 379 - Pl. 39 (fig. 65)
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Last Update 2006 Aug 04 08:18 (species record created: 2004 Nov 26 00:00)