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Macropodus hongkongensis  Freyhof & Herder, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Macropodus: Greek, makros = great + Greek, pous, podos = foot (Ref. 45335);  hongkongensis: Named for its type locality, Hong Kong.   More on author: Freyhof.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Hong Kong.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42924)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 17-19; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14; Vertebrae: 29 - 30. Differs from its congeners by the following combination of characters: caudal fin forked; conspicuous dark brown opercular spot; distal part of first soft pelvic-fin ray white; posterior tip or margin of scales on body conspicuously darker than scales, not darker than scales on head and predorsal back; dark spots on top of head; predorsal back with 3-5 dark brown saddle-like blotches; spots and bars on dorsal and caudal-fin membranes grey in preserved and red in live specimens (Ref. 42924).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in the mountainous regions as well as lowland habitats (Ref. 42924).

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Freyhof, J. and F. Herder, 2002. Review of the paradise fishes of the genus Macropodus in Vietnam, with description of two species from Vietnam and southern China (Perciformes: Osphronemidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(2):147-167. (Ref. 42924)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00674 - 0.04483), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±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) .