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.
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Badis badis
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Badis badis
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Badis badis also known as the Blue perch is a species of fish the in family Badidae of the order Perciformes. It is a small, predatory fish that feeds on tiny invertebrates. Maximum length is around 8 cm. Sexual dimorphism is minimal, though males normally display stronger colouration and females may appear more rounded when gravid. Colouration is extremely variable and changes with mood, though typically the fins are blue and dark vertical bands are apparent on the flanks.
Badis badis is of slight commercial value as an aquarium fish.
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