Trichopodus leerii (Bleeker, 1852)
Pearl gourami
Engkribang,  Sepat,  Ensepat
Trichopodus leerii
photo by Nilsson, K.

Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Trichogastrinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  Asia: Malay Peninsula, Thailand and Indonesia (Sumatra and Borneo).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in swamps and streams, usually among dense vegetation (Ref. 56749). Found in lowland swamps with acidic water (Ref. 57235). An air-breathing species (Ref. 118402). Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 120 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 21 January 2019 (A3c) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Sumatra and Borneo (Ref. 7050). Also Re. 56386.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.10.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.07.18
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.06.94

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