Betta imbellis  Ladiges, 1975

Crescent betta
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah".

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.0; dH range: 5 - 19.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosed by having the following combination of characters: A bright red crescent on distal edge of caudal fin; absence of caudal transverse bars; dorsal transverse bars on distal two-thirds of dorsal fin; iridescent blue opercle scales; body dark brown to black; lateral scales 30-32; body depth 24.2-30.1% SL; dorsal-fin origin above lateral scales 15-17 (mode 16); length of dorsal-fin fin base 12.9-18.9% SL; and height of pectoral-fin origin 14.8-18.9% SL (Ref. 56613).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs usually in stagnant pools and ditches in clear to brown water (Ref. 56613). Found also in lowland swamps and paddy field. Bubble nest builder species (Ref. 57235). Eggs shrink to the bottom and were then collected by one or both parents and were embedded among the foam bubbles in the nest (Ref. 41595).

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Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01120 (0.00513 - 0.02445), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.