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Betta siamorientalis  Kowasupat, Panijpan, Ruenwongsa & Jeenthong, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah";  siamorientalis: Derived from Siam, the former name of Thailand, and orientalis, a Latin version for east, the region of the country where the fish is located.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Thailand and Cambodia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93122)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1 - 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-11; Anal spines: 3-5; Anal soft rays: 21 - 25. Can be diagnosed from other members of the Betta splendens group by having the following combination of characters: dark-brown to black body; black opercle with two parallel reddish vertical bars; red patches on dark brown to black opercular membrane; caudal fin rays with distal red crescent and thin black edge; no dark transverse bars on caudal fin; distal half of posterior anal fin rays red with a small red patch at distal tip; black and red from proximal pelvic fin base to the white tip (Ref. 93122).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow freshwater marshes, grass fields, and paddy fields. Found at the water edge (with dense vegetation) of ponds, lagoons, ditches, canals, and others water ways. Occurs in still waters and uses water plants as shelter to set up safe territory for building the bubble-nest, courtship, and hatching of fry. Cohabits with Trichopsis vittata, Trichopsis schalleri, Trichopsis pumila, Trichopodus trichopterus, Anabas testudineus, Lepidocephalichthys hasselti, Pangio anguillaris , Macrognathus siamensis, and Monopterus albus (Ref. 93122).

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Kowasupat, C., B. Panijpan, P. Ruenwongsa and T. Jeenthong, 2012. Betta siamorientalis, a new species of bubble-nest building fighting fish (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) from eastern Thailand. Vertebrate Zoology 62(3):387-397. (Ref. 93122)

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):  3.1   ±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) .