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Betta akarensis  Regan, 1910

Akar betta
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah".   More on author: Regan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5 - 6.8; dH range: ? - 12.   Tropical; 21°C - 27°C (Ref. 2059)

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Asia: Borneo.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 26 - 28; Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Differs from other members of the species group by the following combination of characters: opercle with uninterrupted second postorbital stripe; yellow eye when live; anal fin rays 28-30 (mode 28); subdorsal scales 5-6 (mode 5); lateral scales 31-33 (mode 32); predorsal scales 22-25 (mode 23); postdorsal scales 10-12 (mode 11); preanal length 43.4-48.5% SL; head length 29.8-34.9% SL; anal fin base length 49.6-56.8% SL (Ref. 55025).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in habitats ranging from peat swamp forest to acid water swamp forest (Ref. 55025). Normally found in a more stagnant sections of streams among the submerged leaf litter and overhanging bank vegetation (Ref. 55025). Mouth brooder (Ref. 55025)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

A paternal mouth brooder, exhibiting the typical egg exchange between female and male. After the nuptial embrace, the female picks up the fertilized egg from the male's curved body, proceeds to transfer the eggs to the male for oral brooding by spitting out the eggs and the male gulps the eggs into its buccal sac. Male sometimes rejects the eggs, but the female continues spitting and gulping the eggs until the male finally accepts. This process continues until all the fertilized eggs have been transferred, then another bout of egg laying occurs with the whole procedure repeated.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .