Genus: Badinae Bleeker
Body moderately elongated and compressed from the sides, mouth small, terminal and slightly upturned, opercle with one sharp spine, spinous and soft dorsal fin rays continuous, soft rays longer than the spinous rays.
Synony ms: Labrus badis Hamilton – Buchanan, 1822; B. buchanani Bleeker: Day, 1875; B. derio (Hamilton – Buchanan) Day, 1875; B. badis burmanicus Ahl, 1936; B. badis assamenis Ahl, 1936.
Diagnosis: Lateral line interrupted, often absent, dark blotch covering superficial part of cleithrum above pectoral fin base. Prominent dark blotches along dorsal fin base.
Common names: Dwarf chameleonfish, badis, badhini, limbuni machha
Punatsangchhu: Labrang, Bandar bir, Koylatar (Dagana)
Amochhu: Dorti khola (Chukha)
Altitude: 90 – 200 MASL (Single locality)
Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)