Betta midas  Tan, 2009

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah";  midas: The specific epithet is an allusion to the Greek Midas, a mythical king whose touch turned everything to gold, arising from the iridescent gold opercle and body scales. A noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.1 - ?; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 81926).   Tropical

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Asia: lower Kapuas basin in west Kalimantan, Indonesia; possibly Sambas river basin; and extreme western part of Sarawak, in heathforest streams near the town of Lundu.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81926)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 25 - 29; Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Can be distinguished in possessing the following combination of characters: relatively thick-set body (body depth 24.3-29.0 % SL); head devoid of pattern except for black stripe that runs from black lower lip, through eye to edge of opercle; opercle with gold iridescent scales when live; belly and body with gold iridescent scales; some median caudal rays projecting beyond fin margin (Ref. 81926).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A paratype series was collected from a blackwater river running through remnant and intact peat swamp forest, with pH 4.1(Ref. 81926).

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Tan, H.H., 2009. Redescription of Betta anabatoides Bleeker; and a new species of Betta from West Kalimantan, Borneo (Teleostei: Osphronemidae). Zootaxa 2165:59-68. (Ref. 81926)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .