Belontia

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Belontia
Belont hasselt 100523-1755 sap.JPG
Malay combtail (B. hasselti)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Subfamily: Belontiinae
Liem, 1963
Genus: Belontia
G. S. Myers, 1923
Type species
Polyacanthus hasselti
G. Cuvier, 1831

Belontia, sometimes referred to combtail gouramies, is a genus of gouramis, the only genus within the subfamily Belontiinae, native to southern Asia.[1] These are medium sized to large gouramies that are seldom kept in aquariums due to their aggression and relative lack of the color common to the gouramies.

Species[edit]

There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2014). Species of Belontia in FishBase. February 2014 version.