|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Batasio procerus Ng, 2008|
|Type Locality||Myanmar, Kachin State, Nan Hto Chaung in Putao, 27°19'44''N, 97°22'36''E.|
|Pronunciation||bah tah see oh|
|Etymology||The genus name comes from the local (Bengali) name of the fish (batasio or batashi). From procerus, meaning long, in reference to the elongate caudal peduncle.|
|Size||115mm or 4.5" 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).|
|Distribution||Asia: Irrawaddy River drainage in the northern part of Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ichtyl. Explor. Freshwaters, Vol. 19, No 1, pp 1-6, 3 figs, 2 tabs, March 2008.|
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|Last Update||2009 Dec 05 12:39 (species record created: 2008 May 27 05:28)|