Betta balunga Herre, 1940
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Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Macropodusinae
Max. size:  4.93 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.19999980926514 - 7; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Asia: Borneo.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 0-3; Anal soft rays: 27-27; Vertebrae: 30-31. A member of the Betta akarensis group distinguished from other members by possessing the following combination of characters: opercle with interrupted second postorbital stripe; eye color orange when alive; anal-fin rays 27-30; subdorsal scales 6-7; lateral scales 29-30; predorsal scales 21-24; postdorsal scales 10-12; preanal length 48.5-52.6% SL ; head length 32.6-37.5% SL; length of anal-fin base 47.8-55.4% SL (Ref. 56613).
Biology:  Found in forest streams with moderate current, very shallow water among plant roots and submerged leaf litter along the banks. Also occurs in slow flowing black water streams among submerged stream bank vegetation and submerged leaf litter (Ref. 56613). An oral brooder (Ref. 56613).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 December 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 22.04.99
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.12.07

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