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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 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.
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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
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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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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)