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Badis is a genus of fish in the family Badidae found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and China. These species have a sharp spine on the opercle, soft and spinous parts of the dorsal fin contiguous, three spines in the anal fin, tubed pores in the lateral line, villiform teeth and a rounded caudal fin.[1] In addition, they differ from the related genus Dario by being larger and displaying more involved parental care.[2]

Badis ruber (Schreitmüller, 1923).jpg
Badis ruber
Scientific classification

Bleeker, 1854



  1. ^ a b Geetakumari, K. & Kadu, K. (2011): Badis singenensis, a new fish species (Teleostei: Badidae) from Singen River, Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine Journal of Threatened Taxa, 3 (9): 2085-2089.
  2. ^ SeriouslyFish: Badis badis. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Badis in FishBase. February 2019 version.
  4. ^ Kullander, S., Nóren, M., Rahman, M.M. & Mollah, A.R. (2019). Chameleonfishes in Bangladesh: hipshot taxonomy, sibling species, elusive species, and limits of species delimitation (Teleostei: Badidae). Zootaxa 4586(2). doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4586.2.7
  5. ^ a b c d Valdesalici, S. & van der Voort, S. (2015): Four new species of the Indo-Burmese genus Badis from West Bengal, India (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Badidae). Zootaxa, 3985 (3): 391–408.
  6. ^ Dahanukar, N., Kumkar, P., Katwate, U. & Raghavan, R. (2015): Badis britzi, a new percomorph fish (Teleostei: Badidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa, 3941 (3): 429–436.
  7. ^ Valdesalici, S. & van der Voort, S. (2015): Badis laspiophilus, a new miniature addition to the ichthyofauna of West Bengal, north-eastern India, with observations on its ecology and preliminary notes on its ethology (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Badidae). Zootaxa, 3986 (2): 193–200.
  8. ^ Basumatary, S., Choudhury, H., Baishya, R.A., Sarma, D. & Vishwanath, W. (2016): Badis pancharatnaensis, a new percoid fish species from Brahmaputra River drainage, Assam, India (Teleostei: Badidae). Vertebrate Zoology, 66 (2): 151-156.