|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
|Size||40mm or 1.6" 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.
|Distribution||India, northern West Bengal state. Mansai River drainage, itself a tributary of the Brahmaputra River.
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 Status||Data Deficient|
|Furniture||All decor except plants are unnecessary, this species lives in wide expanses of moderate flowing, shallow water over sandy substrate.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa No. 1021, pp2, Fig. 1, 2a, 4a.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jan 19 04:31 (species record created: 2005 Mar 06 00:00)|