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Scientific Name Erethistoides sicula  Ng, 2005
Common Name Cheetah Catfish
Type Locality Schutunga River, tributary of Mansai River, at Ansole, 26°22'24''N, 89°11'17''E, West Bengal, India.
Pronunciation err ee this toy dees - SIK you lah
Etymology Greek, erethizo = that irritates + Greek, suffix oides = similar The species name comes from the Latin sicula, meaning dagger, in reference to the short pectoral spines of this species.
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Size 39mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Erethistoides sicula differs from both E. montana and E. pipri in having a

longer caudal peduncle and shorter pectoral spine.
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Distribution Asia: known from the Mansai River drainage, itself a tributary of the Brahmaputra River in northern West Bengal state in India.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Mansai (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 Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Furniture All decor except plants are unnecessary, this species lives in wide expanses of moderate flowing, shallow water over sandy substrate.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1021, pp 2, Fig. 1, 2a, 4a,.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 02:33 (species record created: 2005 Mar 06 00:00)