Betta coccina Vierke, 1979
photo by AquaNet

Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Macropodusinae
Max. size:  5.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 4 - 6; dH range: 0 - 4
Distribution:  Asia: Malaysia and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-12; Anal soft rays: 27-29. Distinguished from Betta burdigala in the following characters: presence of lateral iridescent blotch in males (vs. absence); black pelvic fin tip (vs. white); fewer dorsal fin rays (9-12 vs. 14-15); fewer subdorsal scales (7-8 vs. 11-11 1/2); more anal fin rays (27-29 vs. 24-26); more predorsal scales (18-21 vs. 15-16); greater total length (132.7-138.5% SL vs. 131.0-132.3% SL); smaller postorbital length (14.3-15.5% SL vs. 16.7-17.4); smaller dorsal fin base length (15.2-20.4% SL vs. 26.8-28.6). Can be differentiated from Betta miniopinna in the following characters: body red in color (vs. black); presence of lateral iridescent blotch in males (vs. absence); black pelvic fin tip (vs. white); presence of iridescent green spots on median fins (vs. absence); greater postorbital length (14.3-15.5% SL vs. 12.3-13.3); and smaller pelvic fin length (7.8-8.8% SL vs. 8.7-12.0) (Ref. 56386).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 28 December 2018 (B1ab(iii,v)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 30.08.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.12.07

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