Betta bellica  Sauvage, 1884

Slim 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: Sauvage.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 15.   Tropical; 24°C - 30°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1672)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0 - 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 29 - 31; Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Anal fin ray mode 31; dorsal fin ray mode 12; lateral line scale mode 33; postdorsal scale mode 8; pelvic fin length 23.6-38.8% SL; reaching end of 8th anal ray; pelvic fin flange ending halfway pelvic filament; non-overlap of adpressed pelvic fin branched rays with anal fin origin; and less sloping lateral head profile (Ref. 56386).

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Asia: Indonesia and Malaysia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually occurs in peat swamps. Also found in swamp forest habitats (Ref. 56613). A bubble nest builder (Ref. 56613).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.