Scientific Name: Neotropius atherinoides (Bloch, 1794)
English Name: Indian Potasi
Bengali Name: Batasi
Availability: The fish inhabits in major freshwater rivers and coastal rivers. This species is widely distributed in major fresh and tidal water rivers and their tributaries, haors and beels of all over the country.
Habitat and Ecology : It is amphidromous and fast swimmer; feeds on algae, plant material and debris (Talwar and Jhingran 1991).
Justification: Neotropius atherinoides has been assessed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution range and abundance in all aquatic ecosystems in the country. The population size and trend of this species remained unknown but facing some threats of overexploitation and habitat destruction.
[Source: Red List of Bangladesh, Volume 5: Freshwater Fishes]