Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anabantiformes
(Gouramies, snakeheads) > Badidae
Etymology: Badis: 'badis' is presumably a Bengali local name, possibly derived from 'bhedo' or 'bheda', but it lacks a proper reference. Probably incorrect etymology (J. Müller, pers. comm., April 2021, after information from native speakers); corycaeus: Named for its highly conspicuous ocellus-like marking (spying eye) on the caudal fin..
More on authors: Kullander & Britz.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46238); common length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46238)
(total): 15 - 17;
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26 - 29. Dentary pores 1-2; infraorbital pores 3-4; lachrymal pores 2; extrascapular pore 1. Caudal fin base with a prominent dark spot at the center, surrounded by a light ring. Differs from B. pyema in having a deeper body, depth 32.5-39.4% (versus 26.3-32.7); fewer lateral line scales, 25-26 (versus 27-28); fewer vertebrae, 26-29 (versus 28-29); and color pattern. Males are overall dark with a brown spot on each scale on sides. No dark blotch on cleithrum, opercular margin, nor on dorsolateral side of caudal peduncle (Ref. 46238).
Found in a small stream, Nan Kywe Chaung, up to 30 m wide but not very deep, about 1 m in the low water season; water colorless and clear, current moderate, surroundings consisted of secondary forest and pasture, the bank with grasses; with long-leafed submerged plants (Cryptocoryne) growing in clumps whose bottom consisted of sand and pebbles (Ref. 46238). Maximum length reported, 6 cm TL and 5 cm TL for female (Stefan, pers. comm. 05/05).
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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00225 - 0.01283), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec<100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .