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Kottelatlimia pristes (ROBERTS, 1989)

March 13th, 2012 — 1:25pm

The genus Kottelatlimia was erected by Nalbant (1994) to accommodate K. katik which had previously been assigned to Lepidocephalichthys but differs in various aspects noted earlier by Kottelat and Lim (1992) including: relatively small adult size; scaleless…

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Kottelatlimia hipporhynchos KOTTELAT & TAN, 2008

March 13th, 2012 — 1:25pm

This species differs from congeners in the presence of papillae covering the mouthparts (lips, barbels, and lobes) which are absent in other species. It’s also the largest species in the genus and the serrae on the second pectoral fin rays in males form a broa…

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Desmopuntius foerschi (KOTTELAT, 1982)

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

D. foerschi is sometimes traded as ‘boomerang barb’ or ‘Foersch’s fire barb’ and is included in a group of closely-related, similar-looking fishes which were moved into the new genus Desmopuntius by Kottelat (2013).

It can be told apart from other vertically-striped congeners by possession of additional dark blotches between the second, third and fourth vertical bars and a further marking at the posterior base o…

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Betta uberis TAN & NG, 2006

March 13th, 2012 — 1:18pm

The majority of records pertain to an area sandwiched between the lower Arut and Kumai rivers, south of the towns of Pangkalan Bun and Kumai in Kalimantan Tengah (Central Kalimantan) province, Borneo, Indonesia. Addditional collections have taken place in the Sampit river basin to the east, and several hundred kilometres further north in Sukadana district Kalimantan Barat (West Kalimantan) province.

Type locality is ‘Indonesia: Borneo: Kalimantan Tengah: Arut basin: Pankalanbun’, with the specimens having been obtained from the aquarium trade.

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