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Betta chini  Ng, 1993

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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; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 12293).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12293); 5.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 24 - 28; Vertebrae: 29 - 31. Can be differentiated from other members of the Betta akarensis group by possessing the following combination of characters: opercle with interrupted second postorbital stripe; eye color yellow when alive; anal-fin rays 26-30 (mode 28); subdorsal scales 5 1/2-7 (mode 6); lateral scales 30-31 9mode 31); predorsal scales 22-24 (mode 23); postdorsal scales 9-11 (mode 10); preanal length 42.6-45.7% SL; head length 31.4-33.3% SL; length of anal-fin base 54.8-58.5% SL (Ref. 56613).

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Asia: Sabah, Borneo, East Malaysia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow (less than 0.5 m depth) peat swamps with substrate consisting mainly of detritus, leaves and peat (Ref. 12293). An oral brooder (Ref. 56613).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Assumed to be the same as in Betta picta, i.e., the male is carying the aggs in his mouth for about 10 days.

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Ng, P.K.L., 1993. On a new species of Betta (Teleostei: Belontiidae) from peat swamps in Sabah, East Malaysia, Borneo. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(4):289-294. (Ref. 12293)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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) .