Sphaerichthys osphromenoides Canestrini, 1860
Chocolate gourami
Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
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Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Luciocephalinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 4 - 6; dH range: 0 - 4
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia (Sumatra and Borneo) and Malaya.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Restricted to peats (Ref. 57235). An air-breathing species (Ref. 118402). A mouth-brooder species. Omnivorous.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 January 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.06.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.07.18

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