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Labeo bata

Common Names:

Bata

Bata

Taxonomy:

Class :   Actinopterygii
Order :   Cypriniformes
Family :   Cyprinidae
Genus :   Labeo
Species :  bata

Conservation Status:

IUCN:   Least Concern
IWPA :  Not listed
CITES :   Not listed
U.S ESA :   Not listed

Distribution:

Labeo bata is found in India and Bangladesh, and is also reported from Pakistan. This species has also been introduced into reservoirs where it is cultivated.

Distribution map of Bata

Distribution map of Bata (Source: iucnredlist.org)

Characteristics, Habitat and Behaviour:

L. bata is a benthopelagic and potamodromous species that inhabits rivers. It is an herbivorous column feeder (Devi and Ali, 2013).

Major Threats:

  • Loss of hábitat
  • Overexploitation

References:

Rema Devi, K.R., & Ali, A. (2013). Labeo bata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T166595A6243968.