Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton, 1822)
Batchwa vacha
Bacha,  Batchwa vacha,  River catfish,  বাচা
Eutropiichthys vacha
photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Family:  Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Max. size:  38.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,350.0 g
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; brackish, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand.
Biology:  Found in rivers, canals and tidal waters. Feed on small fish and insects. Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205). An excellent food fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 October 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Found in Choto Jamuna river (Ref. 100698). Found in rivers throughout Bangladesh. Abundant in the Karnafuli Reservoir in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Also Ref. 4833, 39989, 41236.

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.07.17
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 18.11.99

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