Trichopsis vittata  (Cuvier, 1831)

Croaking gourami
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Trichopsis: Greek, thrix = hair + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19.   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857); common length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 6-8. Has 24-28 branched anal-fin rays; 13 transverse scale rows; and 2 or more stripes along the body (Ref. 12693). Anal fin with a few elongate, filament-like rays extending backwards almost to tip of caudal fin; black blotch above pectoral base (Ref. 43281).

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Asia: Thailand to Viet Nam and the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Java. Distributed to many countries through the aquarium trade industry (Ref. 3814).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in shallow sluggish or standing-water habitats with a lot of vegetation. Common throughout the middle and lower Mekong (Ref. 12693). Found in flooded fields in the middle Mekong (Ref 12975). Feed on zooplankton, crustaceans and insect larvae. Eggs shrink to the bottom and were then collected by one or both parents and were embedded among the foam bubbles in the nest (Ref. 41595). Usually not fished commercially, occasionally sold as part of mixed catches in markets and regularly seen in the aquarium fish trade (Ref. 12693).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Builds a bubble nest.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | Public aquariums | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
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.