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Batasio travancoria Hora & Law, 1941
 

Image contributors to this species:

Beta Mahatvaraj (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory  Wikipedia

 

Relevant Information:

Occurs in hill streams and rivers at base of hills. Colour: Uniformly grey with a narrow dark streak along lateral line, ventral surface lighter. Differs from other congeners in having this longitudinal streak along lateral line and without any bars, bands or spots.

Common Name:

Malabar batasio

Synonyms:

None 

Family:

Bagridaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Pamba, Kallada and Chittar River basins, Anaimalai Hill Range, Kerala, India. Type locality: Peruntenaruvi, a tributary of the Pamba River at Edakadathy, Travancore, (species name) India.

Size:

8cm SL ( 3¼ins)

Temp:

24-27°C (75-81°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.0.

Reference:

Jayaram, K.C. 2006, Catfishes of India. Narendera Publishing House. 383p.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.

 

 

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