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Scientific Name Batasio feruminatus  Ng & Kottelat, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Stream "Chon Son" between Kyondaw and Phadaw, about 20 kilometers northwest of Payathonzu, at border with Thailand, 15°25'N, 98°15'E, Ataran drainage, Kayin State, Myanmar.
Pronunciation bah tah see oh
Etymology The genus name comes from the local (Bengali) name of the fish (batasio or batashi). 
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Size 60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The bagrid genus Batasio Blyth comprises of small, laterally compressed catfishes distributed in South and Southeast Asia, diagnosed from its confamilials in having large sensory pores on the head, a narrow mental region, a pair of posteriorly-directed processes on the anterior part of vomer, a transversely-elongated bar-like entopterygoid, and the metapterygoid in close contact with the quadrate but free from the hyomandibular (Mo, 1991).
Sexing Not known.
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Distribution Asia: Ataran River drainage in Myanmar.
Salween, Ataran (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Is known to take processed food but prefers live food like blood worms, frozen brine shrimp etc. Needs sometime to gradually get weaned off live foods. Spot feeding will help in case tank mates are voracious feeders.
Compatibility A peaceful species suitable for a hillstream biotope.
Suggested Tankmates Peaceful Cyprinids like Puntius or Oreichthys and Balitorine loaches like Schistura or Nemacheilus species.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 18 (no. 4) [for 2007], pp 295, Fig. 7
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Last Update 2020 Jan 23 12:02 (species record created: 2008 Jan 07 13:47)