Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae
(Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah"; stigmosa: From the Latin stigmosus, meaning full of marks, referring to the patterned opercle and barred pattern on dorsal, caudal and anal fins of both male and female specimens.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56613)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 0 - 1;
soft rays: 21 - 23;
Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Differs from other members of the Betta pugnax group by the following unique combination of characters: 5-10 regularly spaced black transverse bars on caudal fin of male and female; in life, both male and female with alternating bluish and black transverse bars on dorsal and caudal fins; both male and female with black transverse bars on posterior few anal-fin rays; anal fin with dark distal edge. It shares with B. prima the presence of a second postorbital stripe on opercle; small adult size (3.1-4.1 cm SL); total anal-fin rays 23-24; lateral scales 29-30 (mode 29); postdorsal scales 10-11 (mode 10); pelvic fin length 33.2-51.8% SL; head length 33.6-36.5% SL; interorbital width 29.8-32.1% HL (Ref. 56613).
Found in hill streams (Ref. 56613).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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) .