Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae
(Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Macropodus: Greek, makros = great + Greek, pous, podos = foot (Ref. 45335); erythropterus: Named for its dorsal and caudal fins with red spots or bars in life; noun in apposition.. More on author: Freyhof.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42924)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12 - 16;
soft rays: 13 - 17;
Vertebrae: 29. Can be differentiated from its congeners by the following combination of characters: caudal fin forked; opercular spot pale or missing; spots and bars on dorsal and caudal-fin membranes brown, red in life; soft rays in unpaired fins pale brown; predorsal and subdorsal back reddish and body above anal fin base iridescent blue to green in life; body with 10-12 faint and inconspicuous dark bars; top of head and predorsal body without dark spots; posterior tip or margin of scales on body conspicuously darker than scales; distal part of first soft pelvic-fin ray red in life (Ref. 42924).
Asia: Viet Nam.
Inhabits small hill streams along heterogeneously structured shores with many overhanging shrubs and submerged roots (Ref. 42924).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and F. Herder, 2002. Review of the paradise fishes of the genus Macropodus in Vietnam, with description of two species from Vietnam and southern China (Perciformes: Osphronemidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(2):147-167. (Ref. 42924)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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) .