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:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 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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