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Betta macrostoma  Regan, 1910

Spotfin 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".   More on author: Regan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.4 - 5.7; dH range: ? - 10.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56613)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0 - 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 0-1; Anal soft rays: 24 - 27; Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Differs from other member of the Betta unimaculata group by possessing the following combination of characters: dorsal fin ocellus; body red in color; caudal fin with transverse black and red bands; opercle with large red blotch in mature male; vertebrae 31-32 (mode 32); dorsal-fin rays 9-11 (mode 10); anal-fin rays 25-28 (mode 27); pectoral-fin rays 13-14; lateral scales 32-33 (mode 33); subdorsal scales 6-8 (mode 7); predorsal scales 21-24 (mode 23); predorsal length 62.3-66.7% SL; head length 30.4-33.3% SL; anal-fin base length 43.2-49.2% SL; dorsal-fin base length 12.2-15.7% SL; lower jaw length 38.0-54.0% HL (Ref. 56613).

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Asia: Borneo.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow (about 30 cm deep) near stagnant pools along stream bed with substrate consisting of clay (Ref. 56613). Occurs also in waterfalls with fast flowing clear water; occupies small pools in tributaries and quiet pools along the main confluence of the river (Ref. 56613). A mouth brooder (Ref. 56613).

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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. (Ref. 7050)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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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):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.