Betta raja : aquarium, bait

Betta raja Tan & Ng, 2005

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anabantiformes (Gouramies, snakeheads) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Malay/Javanese origin. Bleeker (1850, 1858) indicates Ikan Wadder Bettah as the local name of Betta trifasciata Bleeker, 1849 (now Betta picta, Valenciennes, 1846) in the Ambarawa Javanese dialect. Ikan Wader is a common Javanese name for smaller freshwater fishes, especially cyprinids (already used in Old Javanese). See Blust, R. & Trussel, S. Austronesian Comparative Dictionary. Web Edition (https://www.trussel2.com/acd/).;  raja: Named from the Malay vernacular Raja, meaning king or prince; also from the Indonesian vernacular for this species Chupang Raja..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical

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Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56386)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1 - 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-10; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 23 - 26; Vertebrae: 28 - 30. Pelvic fin very long in mature males (15-23 anal fin rays at pelvic fin end, even exceeding anal-fin base in some specimens); anal fin and lower half of caudal fin with dark margins; anal fin rays 25-28 (mode 26); lateral scales 30-32 (mode 31); head length 33.9-37.4% SL; predorsal length 20.0-24.6% SL; preanal length 46.1-52.4% SL; and body length 62.8-70.7% SL (Ref. 56386).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Facultative air-breathing (Ref. 126274); Inhabits lowland swamp forests (Ref. 56386).

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Tan, H.H. and P.K.L. Ng, 2005. The labyrinth fishes (Teleostei: Anabantoidei, Channoidei) of Sumatra, Indonesia. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement (13):115-138. (Ref. 56386)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 05 January 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Aquarium: commercial; bait: usually
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00364 - 0.02626), b=2.97 (2.74 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).