Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Sisorinae
Etymology: Gagata: Local fish name, kenyakatta, in Bengal.
This species is synonym of Gagata sexualis Tilak, 1970 according to Ferraris (2007: Ref. 58032) based on pers. comm. Please send references, or more studies are needed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Bangladesh and India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115015)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 37 - 38. Body with 5 saddles. Snout broadly rounded in lateral profile, without notch. Upper jaw toothless; limited to small symphyseal patch on lower jaw. Gill rakers few in number and nearly indiscernible, except in skeleton preparations. Fourth gill arch with single row of teeth on lower limb. Anal fin with 4-5 simple rays, 11-13 branched rays (Ref. 40780).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R. and C.J. Ferraris Jr., 1998. Review of South Asian sisorid catfish genera Gagata and Nangra, with descriptions of a new genus and five new species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50(14):315-345. (Ref. 40780)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00390 - 0.01344), b=3.06 (2.89 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .