Betta pallifina  Tan & Ng, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah";  pallifina: From the Latin pallidus (meaning pale) and finis (meaning boundary), referring to the unique coloration of the bordered anal and caudal fins of the females.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56613)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0 - 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-9; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 26 - 31. Differs from the other members of the Betta unimaculata group by the following combination of characters: hyaline subdistal band on anal and caudal fins of female; lanceolate caudal fin in adults; body brownish; lower half of caudal fin with dark distal edge; vertebrae 31-33 (mode 32); anal-fin rays 27-32 (mode 30); dorsal-fin rays 7-9 (mode 8); pectoral fin rays 11-14 (mode 13); subdorsal scales 5 - 6 1/2 (mode 6): lateral scales 32-34 (mode 33); predorsal scales 21-26 (mode 23); predorsal length 64.6-69.4% SL; head length 26.8-33.4% SL; length of anal-fin base 47.4-57.7% SL; length of dorsal-fin base 9.3-12.5% SL; lower jaw length 30.6-39.6% HL (Ref. 56613).

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Asia: upper Barito in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in headwater habitats (Ref 56613). Probably a paternal oral-brooder (Ref. 56613).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tan, H.H. and P.K.L. Ng, 2005. The fighting fishes (Teleostei: Osphronemidae: Genus Betta) of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement (13):43-99.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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):  3.3   ±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.