Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Badidae
Etymology: Badis: Latin, badius = the colour of swift (Ref. 45335); chittagongis: Named for its type locality, Chittagong Hills, an adjective with alternative endings -is, -e.. More on author: Kullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: hill streams near Chittagong in Bangladesh. No other material available east of the Ganges, adjacent Indian states of Tripura or Mizoram, or the eastern coast of Myanmar, but absence may be due to insufficient collecting.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46238); 2.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 16 - 18;
soft rays: 6 - 9;
Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Possesses a conspicuous dark blotch covering superficial part of cleithrum above the pectoral fin base; absence of a dark blotch on its dorsolateral aspect of caudal peduncle. Body depth 29.8-34.0%SL; interorbital width 5.5-6.7%SL.
A series of prominent dark blotches present along middle of dorsal fin. Distal extrascapular present.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00177 - 0.01127), 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
): 3.1 ±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) .