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Betta ocellata  de Beaufort, 1933

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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: de Beaufort.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: restricted to northeastern Borneo in Sabah and East Kalimantan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56613)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0 - 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 28 - 30; Vertebrae: 33 - 34. Differs from other members of the Betta unimaculata species group by the following combination of characters: distinct black spot near caudal peduncle; body wormish; opercle blue; uniform caudal fin coloration; vertebrae 33-34 (mode 33); anal-fin rays 30-31 (mode 30); dorsal-fin rays 8; pectoral fin rays 12-13 (mode 13); subdorsal scales 5-5 1/2 (mode 5 1/2); lateral scales 32-34 (mode 33); predorsal scales 24; predorsal length 68.8-71.9% SL; head length 31.4-33.3% SL; length of anal-fin base 52.2-54.5% SL; length of dorsal-fin base 10.5-11.3% SL; lower jaw length 27.3-33.1% HL (Ref. 56613).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit more slow flowing areas of the headwater habitats (Ref. 34011). Found usually in ravines and isolated elevated pools. An adult and several juveniles are usually encountered in submerged leaf litter. Adults may take cover under floating leaves and are excellent jumpers, which may explain their presence in isolated elevated pools (Ref. 56613). Feed mainly on terrestrial insects and occasionally on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 56613).

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Tan, H.H. and P.K.L. Ng, 2005. The fighting fishes (Teleostei: Osphronemidae: Genus Betta) of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement (13):43-99. (Ref. 56613)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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):  3.3   ±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 (11 of 100) .