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Betta simplex  Kottelat, 1994

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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: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: 11 - ?.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468), preferred ?

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Asia: endemic to Thailand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58784)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body oblong, dusky or yellowish brown with 3 fainted dark stripes. Opercle with blue green patch, fins with iridescent blue, anal fin with dark margins. Pelvic fin short, anal fin base long, caudal fin rounded (Ref. 58784).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits limestone streams and marshes (Ref. 58784). The type locality was described as a pool of 10-15 m diameter, up to 10 m deep and the species was collected along the banks. Water data reported was 27 °C, pH 7.0, electric conductivity 530 µS/cm. Examined specimens were collected in a comparatively fast flowing, clear-water creek and were found between plants (Ref. 78499). Carnivorous, feeding on zooplankton and insects (Ref. 58784).

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Kottelat, M., 1994. Diagnoses of two new species of fighting fishes from Thailand and Cambodia (Teleostei: Belontiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 5(4):297-304. (Ref. 26708)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 (10 of 100) .