Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton, 1822)
Batchwa vacha
photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Family:  Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Max. size:  38.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,350.0 g
Environment:  pelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in rivers, canals and tidal waters. Feed on small fish and insects. Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205). An excellent food fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 October 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.07.17
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 18.11.99

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