Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Bagridae
Etymology: Batasio: Malabar voice as the name of the fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 20 - ?; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 23°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)
Occurs in rivers and canals (Ref. 1479). Found in torrential streams (Ref. 4833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, i-xxii + 543-1158, 1 pl. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00422 - 0.01973), b=2.92 (2.75 - 3.09), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 156 [64, 465] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.67 [0.63, 4.33] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.1 [14.0, 18.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.289 [0.093, 0.833] g/100g ; Selenium = 36.8 [12.9, 106.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 183 [52, 632] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.71 [1.74, 4.32] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.