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Betta kuehnei  Schindler & Schmidt, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah";  kuehnei: Named for Jens Kühne, its collector.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Malaysia and Thailand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89702)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 23 - 24. This species differs from the other species of the Betta pugnax group by having the following combination of characters: rounded caudal-fin; no chin bar and second postorbital stripe; male coloration with intensive blue or bluish-green iridescent (blackish when preserved) area on head sides and on throat from snout tip to posterior edge of opercle; short second central stripe fused with the central stripe above anterior part of anal fin (Ref. 82661).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The species were collected in shallow water, among aquatic plants (Cryptocoryn cordata) and leaf litter. It is a shaded, forested creek with clear water, colorless (pH 7,0, hardness 3 dGH, temperature about 25°C). Other labyrinth fishes collected with Betta kuehnei were Trichopsis vittata and Parosphromenus paludicola. A mouthbrooding species and its reproductive behavior similar to that of other species of the Betta pugnax group where males carry the eggs (usually between 40 to 80) in their mouth for about 12 days. The eggs measure 1.0 to 1.4 mm in diameter with the offspring leaving the mouth at size approximately 7 mm. No particular color pattern was observed during spawning (Ref. 82661).

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Schindler, I. and J. Schmidt, 2008. Betta kuehnei, a new species of fighting fish (Teleostei, Osphronemidae) from the Malay Peninsula. Bull. Fish Biol.10:39-46. (Ref. 82661)

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):  3.2   ±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) .