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New names for aquarium fish

April 30th, 2013 — 6:44pm

Betta hendra is a member of the B. coccina species group within the genus. © Gustav Eek

Two fish species previously referred to as Betta sp. ‘Sengalang/Palangkayara’ and Apistogramma sp. ‘masken’ in the aquarium hobby have been described on an official basis in the last couple of weeks. Continue reading »

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New Betta species described

December 11th, 2012 — 2:26pm

Live male paratype specimen. © Kowasupat et al.

Following the recent description of B. mahachaiensis, another new species of the Betta splendens species group from Thailand is described in the latest volume of the journal ‘Vertebrate Zoology’. Continue reading »

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Betta rubra redescribed!

October 24th, 2012 — 9:28am

Hervé Gonin

Yes, we know this is our second Betta-related news item in succession but given this new study is co-authored by one of our contributors and concerns one of our favourite members of the genus we could hardly omit it… Continue reading »

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Species groups within the genus Betta

October 19th, 2012 — 11:55am

Last updated 30.04.2013

This list only covers officially-described species following Tan and Ng (2005) plus subsequent modifications.

© Haji Badaruddin

Betta akarensis group:
B. akarensis Regan, 1910
B. aurigans Tan & Lim, 2004
B. balunga Herre, 1940
B. chini Ng, 1993
B. pinguis Tan & Kottelat, 1998
B. ibanorum Tan & Ng, 2004
B. obscura Tan & Ng, 2005
B. antoni Tan & Ng, 2006

© Haji Badaruddin

Betta albimarginata group:
B. albimarginata Kottelat & Ng, 1994
B. channoides Kottelat & Ng, 1994


 

© Michael Lo

Betta anabatoides group:
B. anabatoides Bleeker, 1851
B. midas Tan, 2009

 


© Zhou Hang

Betta bellica group:
B. bellica Sauvage, 1884
B. simorum Tan & Ng, 1996

 

 

© Haji Badaruddin

Betta coccina group:
B. coccina Vierke, 1979
B. tussyae Schaller, 1985
B. persephone Schaller, 1986
B. rutilans Witte & Kottelat, 1991
B. brownorum Witte & Schimdt, 1992
B. livida Ng & Kottelat, 1992
B. miniopinna Tan & Tan, 1994
B. burdigala Kottelat & Ng, 1994
B. uberis Tan & Ng, 2006
B. hendra Schindler & Linke, 2013

© Haji Badaruddin

Betta dimidiata group:
B. dimidiata Roberts, 1989
B. krataios Tan & Ng, 2006

 

 

© Zhou Hang

Betta edithae group:
B. edithae Vierke, 1984

 

 

© Gustav Eek

Betta foerschi group:
B. foerschi Vierke, 1979
B. strohi Schaller & Kottelat, 1989
B. mandor Tan & Ng, 2006

 

 

© Haji Badaruddin

Betta rubra group:
B. rubra Perugia, 1893
B. dennisyongi Tan, 2013


 

 

© Nonn Panitvong/Siamensis.org

Betta picta group:
B. picta (Valenciennes, 1846)
B. taeniata Regan, 1910
B. simplex Kottelat, 1994
B. pallida Schindler & Schmidt, 2004
B. falx Tan & Kottelat, 1998

 

© Haji Badaruddin

Betta pugnax group:
B. pugnax (Cantor, 1849)
B. fusca Regan, 1910
B. schalleri Kottelat & Ng, 1994
B. prima Kottelat, 1994
B. enisae Kottelat, 1995
B. pulchra Tan & Tan, 1996
B. breviobesus Tan & Kottelat, 1998
B. lehi Tan & Ng, 2005
B. stigmosa Tan & Ng, 2005
B. cracens Tan & Ng, 2005
B. raja Tan & Ng, 2005
B. apollon Schindler & Schmidt, 2006
B. ferox Schindler & Schmidt, 2006
B. kuehnei Schindler & Schmidt, 2009

© Zhou Hang

Betta splendens group:
B. splendens Regan, 1910
B. smaragdina Ladiges, 1972
B. imbellis Ladiges, 1975
B. stiktos Tan & Ng, 2005
B. mahachaiensis Kowasupat, Panijpan, Ruenwongsa & Sriwattanarothai, 2012
B. siamorientalis Kowasupat, Panijpan, Ruenwongsa & Jeenthong, 2012

© Haji Badaruddin

Betta unimaculata group:
B. unimaculata Popta, 1905
B. macrostoma Regan, 1910
B. patoti Weber & de Beaufort, 1922
B. ocellata de Beaufort, 1933
B. gladiator Tan & Ng, 2005
B. ideii Tan & Ng, 2006
B. pallifina Schindler & Schmidt, 2004
B. compuncta Tan & Ng, 2006

© Zhou Hang

Betta waseri group:
B. waseri Krummenacher, 1986
B. hipposideros Ng & Kottelat, 1994
B. spilotogena Ng & Kottelat, 1994
B. chloropharynx Kottelat & Ng, 1994
B. renata Tan, 1998
B. pi Tan, 1998
B. tomi Ng & Kottelat, 1994
B. pardalotos Tan, 2009

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