Belontia hasselti

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Belontia hasselti
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anabantiformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Genus: Belontia
Species: B. hasselti
Binomial name
Belontia hasselti
(G. Cuvier, 1831)
Synonyms
  • Polyacanthus hasselti G. Cuvier, 1831

The Malay combtail (Belontia hasselti) is a species of gourami native to southeast Asia where it is found in peat swamps of the Malay Peninsula and the Greater Sunda Islands. This species can reach a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) SL. It is a commercially important species and is also found in the aquarium trade.

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