Badis limaakumi : New Fish Species
A new fish species named ‘Badis limaakumi’, was recently discovered in the Malak River in Nagaland.
- Badis limaakumi is a new badis fish species discovered in Nagaland.
- It is locally known by many names, like “Tepdang” or “Akngashi (Chungli)” or “Aokngatsü (Mongsen)” or “Sempi” etc.
- It appears black in its natural habitat but undergoes a remarkable color change when placed in an aquarium or different environments.
- It has a comparatively large and slender body.
- Badis species is a genus of small freshwater fish belonging to the family Badidae.
- Fish from the Badis species are also called Chameleon fish due to their ability to change colour rapidly when breeding, when wanting to blend into their surroundings, or when stressed.
- They are found in freshwater bodies like rivers, ponds, and marshes in northern India, eastern Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal, including the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi, and Indus basins.