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Scientific Name Gagata sexualis  Tilak, 1970
Common Name
Type Locality North Koel River at Daltonganj, Chotanagpur, southern Bihar, India.
Pronunciation Gah gah tah - sex YOU al iss
Etymology The generic name comes from the local name of the fish (keyakatta). The specific epithet comes from the pronounced sexual dimorphism of this species.
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Size 58mm or 2.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinguished by its small size, the presence of 5 dark saddles on the body, an elongate and slender snout, and pronounced sexual dimorphism in the shape of the dorsal fin.
Sexing Mature males have a long filamentous extension to the dorsal fin.
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Distribution Asia: India.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, Koel (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, Bengal Waters, West Bengal Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 18.0-25.0°C or 64.4-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Requires well oxygenated water
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Compatibility This is a very delicate species, even more so thanG. cenia, so it is unlikely to be encountered in the aquarium trade as they fare very poorly upon capture.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) v. 44 (no. 14), pp 207, Figs. 1-6.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 24 13:04 (species record created: 2004 Dec 04 00:00)