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Scientific Name Batasio tigrinus  Ng & Kottelat, 2001
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Type Locality Kilometer 49 on road from Thon Pha Phun to Sangkhla, 15°04'25"N, 98°33'51"E, Huai Lia, Mae Nam Khwae Noi basin, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand.
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 62mm 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: Thailand.
Thailand Waters, Meklong, Khwae Noi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
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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 Revue Suisse de Zoologie v. 108 (no. 3), pp504, Fig. 6.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 17 05:59 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 08:47)