Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Bagridae
Etymology: Batasio: Malabar voice as the name of the fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Koladyne basin, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 39 - 40. Can be diagnosed from other species of Batasio by the combination of the following characters: dorsal to adipose distance 1.7-4.1% SL; snout length 39.2-45.5% head length; eye diameter 24.6-29.8% head length; gill rakers on the first branchial arch 4-5; pectoral spine length 14.6-17.6% standard length; adipose-fin base length 31.0-34.9% standard length; post-adipose distance 10.6-13.7% standard length; branched pectoral fin rays 9-10; 39-40 vertebrae; and body with a dark-brown oblique predorsal bar on a uniform light-brown background (Ref. 87063).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Darshan, A., N. Anganthoibi and W. Vishwanath, 2011. Batasio convexirostrum, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Bagridae) from Koladyne basin, India. Zootaxa 2901:52-58. (Ref. 87063)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00412 - 0.02789), b=2.97 (2.74 - 3.20), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .