Pachypterus atherinoides (Bloch, 1794)
Indian potasi
photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Family:  Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 25, amphidromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar.
Biology:  Inhabit freshwaters and tidal rivers. Its bright color and small size attract aquarists. Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 October 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 24.05.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.03.17
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.08.94

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