|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Batasio macronotus Ng & Edds, 2004|
|Type Locality||Purchased at Kosi barrage, Kosi River drainage, 26°31.5'N, 86°56'00"E, Saptari/Sunsari, Nepal.|
|Pronunciation||bah tah see oh|
|Etymology||The genus name comes from the local (Bengali) name of the fish (batasio or batashi).|
|Size||89mm or 3.5" 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||Kosi River basin, eastern Nepal
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges, Koshi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Log in to view species occurence data on a map.
|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||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 15 (no. 4), pp296, Fig. 1.|
|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 macronotus|
|Look up Batasio macronotus on AquaticRepublic.com|
|BBCode||(use in forum posts)|
|Look up Batasio macronotus on Fishbase|
|Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.|
|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 06:34 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 08:42)|