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: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah"; hendra: Named for Hendra Tommy, (Kurnia Aquarium, Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo), who discovered and exported the species. Treated as a Latinised noun in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.0 - ?. Tropical; 29°C - ? (Ref. 93322), preferred ?
Asia: Sungai Sebangau drainage in Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93322)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 1 - 2;
soft rays: 24 - 28. Belongs to the Betta coccina species group but can be distinguished from the remaining species of this clade by having bright, greenish-colored flanks and unpaired fins (vs. body blackish without iridescent scales, or greenish iridescent scales restricted to the lateral blotch or the central parts of the flanks). Diagnosed from its geographic neighbor species Betta uberis by having 10-12 dorsal-fin rays (vs. 14-17 in B. uberis) (Ref. 93322).
Found in peat swamps with depth of about 5 to 50 cm and with no water current. The water was shaded by trees and bushes. Collected among the aquatic and marsh plants. Forms bubble nest based on aquarium conditions (Ref. 93322).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
A bubble-nester based on aquarium observations (Ref. 93322).
Schindler, I. and H. Linke, 2013. Betta hendra - a new species of fighting fish (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) from Kalimantan Tengah (Borneo, Indonesia). Vertebrate Zoology 63(1):35-40. (Ref. 93322)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
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
= 0.5000 [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) .