Type locality: India: West Bengal: Jalpaiguri district: 7 km west of Dam Dim: Tista River drainage, Chel River, 26°87’48.42”N 88°61’00.44”E.
Etymology: From the ancient Greek kyanós (κυανός), a noun, (sometimes spelled ‘kuanos’ (κύανος)), from which the word kyanite is derived. Kyanite is a type of granite which consists of blue-grey crystals and in one of its natural forms resembles the colour pattern of the species.
- Valdesalici, S. & Van der Voort, S. 2015. Four new species of the Indo-Burmese genus Badis from West Bengal, India (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Badidae). Zootaxa 3985(3): 391–408. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3985.3.4 Preview (PDF). Reference page.