Badis badis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Badis badis
Species Authority: (Hamilton, 1822)
Badis buchanani Bleeker, 1854
Labrus badis Hamilton, 1822
Labrus fasciata Swainson, 1839
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-26
Assessor/s: Chaudhry, S.
Reviewer/s: Jha, B.R., Allen, D., Britz, R. & Vishwanath, W.
Contributor/s: Molur, S.
Badis badis has a very wide distribution and although it is extensively fished for ornamental trade, until further information is available on the impacts of harvest on the species, it is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is reported from tropical waters of India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal. In India and Bangladesh the species is reported from both Ganges, Mahanadi and Brahmaputra river drainage.
Bangladesh; Bhutan; India (Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Orissa, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Nepal; Pakistan
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Population [top]

Population: The population estimates of this species are still unknown during capture conditions.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Occurs solitarily in rivers, ponds and ditches. Also found in swamps. Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects. It lives in tropical freshwaters in temperatures of 23 °C - 26 °C, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0.

Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is extensively used in study of fish behaviour and used as aquarium fish.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into the species population trends and distribution.
Citation: Chaudhry, S. 2010. Badis badis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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