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  • Batasio elongatus
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Scientific Name Batasio elongatus  Ng, 2004
Common Name
Type Locality Myanmar, Rakhine state: Baw Di Chaung, drainage, Baw DiChaung, at Baw Di bridge, 20 miles from Gwa on road to Ngathaingchaung (17°34'15''N 94°43'47''E).
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 76mm or 3" 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 Baw Di Chaung and Kanamae Chaung basins, western Rakihine Yoma, Myanmar
Myanmar Waters, Rakhine Waters, Kanamae Chaung (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Myanmar Waters, Rakhine Waters, Baw Di Chuang (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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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.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 15 (no. 1), pp68, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2013 Apr 20 10:48 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 08:39)