Morphology Data of Betta anabatoides
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tan, H.H., 2009
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Can be distinguished from other species in possessing the following combination of characters: a thick-set body (body depth 30.5-33.7 % SL) with the anterior part of the body reminiscent of the taxon Anabas; head devoid of pattern except for a preorbital stripe that runs from the black lower lip to the eye, and continuous with a postorbital stripe to the posterior edge of the opercle; in living specimens, the opercle with faint gold iridescent scales; and some median caudal rays projecting beyond the fin margin (Ref. 81926).

Description: dorsal fin situated far back; caudal fin lanceolate; pelvic fin filamentous (Re. 81926).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Betta anabatoides

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 30 - 32
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 30 - 31


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes other
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 2
Soft-rays total 27 - 29

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  other (see remarks)
Position    before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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