Cat-eLog Right Arrow Bagridae Right Arrow Batasio

  • Batasio feruminatus
Jump to next section Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Batasio feruminatus  Ng & Kottelat, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Stream
Pronunciation bah tah see oh
Etymology The genus name comes from the local (Bengali) name of the fish (batasio or batashi). 
Jump to next section Species Information
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.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Asia: Ataran River drainage in Myanmar.
Salween, Ataran (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view species occurence data on a map.
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
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.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Jump to next section Further Information
References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 18 (no. 4)
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is but a single record of this fish being seen, view it.
More on Batasio feruminatus
Look up AquaticRepublic.com Look up Batasio feruminatus on AquaticRepublic.com
BBCode (use in forum posts)
(species permalink)
Look up Fishbase Look up Batasio feruminatus on Fishbase
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 3725 hits.
Last Update 2009 Feb 20 01:00 (species record created: 2008 Jan 07 13:47)