Gagata sexualis Tilak, 1970
Gagata sexualis
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

 Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Sisorinae
 Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Asia: India.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Vertebrae: 36-38. Filamentous extension of dorsal-fin spine in males, reaching to adipose-fin base. Mouth located at level of anterior margin fo orbit. Snout bluntly rounded in lateral profile without notch anteriorly. Upper jaw toothless; lower jaw with single row of teeth. Anal fin with 4-5 simple rays, 12-14 branched rays, posterior 2 rays very close together (Ref. 40780).
 Biology:  Inhabits upper reaches of rivers (Ref. 41236).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.08.96
 Modified by: Jacar, Jessen Maye - 26.04.12
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.01.03

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