Badis assamensis Ahl, 1937
Badis assamensis
photo by van der Voort, S.

Family:  Badidae (Chameleonfishes)
Max. size:  6.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: India.
Diagnosis:  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:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 26 March 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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