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Trichogaster labiosa  Day, 1877

Thick lipped gourami
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Luciocephalinae
Etymology: Trichogaster: Greek, thrix = hair + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 4 - 10.   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 13371)

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1672)

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Asia: South Myanmar. Widely transported around the world as part of the aquarium fish trade industry.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rivers. Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51539).

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Rüber, L., R. Britz and R. Zardoya, 2006. Molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary diversification of labyrinth fishes (Perciformes: Anabantoidei). Syst. Biol. 55(3):374-397. (Ref. 58343)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=500-600 eggs (Ref. 1672)).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.