Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.1 - ?; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 81926). Tropical
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
A paratype series was collected from a blackwater river running through remnant and intact peat swamp forest, with pH 4.1(Ref. 81926).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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) .