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Badis assamensis  Ahl, 1937

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Badidae (Chameleonfishes)
Etymology: Badis: Latin, badius = the colour of swift (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46238)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 29 - 30. Possess a prominent dark blotch posterodorsally on opercle and two rows of irregular blackish blotches along side. Differs from B. blosyrus by shorter jaw, upper jaw 9.7-10.9 SL vs. 12.0-13.6; lower jaw 12.7-14.6%SL vs. 16.3-18.5, having more scales in lateral row (28-29 vs. 27-28), fewer gill rakers (7-9 vs. 10-13), and more vertebrae (29-30 vs. 27-29) (Ref. 46238).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Neotype locality was a swamp-like tributary over 1 m deep with stagnant, brownish water, situated in plains, in a forest landscape, and with trees close to the bank, trees and waterlilies in the water; sandy bottom (Ref. 46238).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kullander, S.O. and R. Britz, 2002. Revision of the family Badidae (Teleostei: Perciformes), with description of a new genus and ten new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(4):295-372. (Ref. 46238)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00173 - 0.01152), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec<100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .