Emerald green betta

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Betta smaragdina
Betta smaragdina pair1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Genus: Betta
Species: B. smaragdina
Binomial name
Betta smaragdina
Ladiges, 1972

The emerald green betta or blue betta, Betta smaragdina, is a species of gourami native to Southeast Asia, where they are found in the basins of the Mekong and the Chao Phraya. This species grows to a length of 7 cm (2.8 in). This species is also found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Betta smaragdina. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 22 March 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Betta smaragdina" in FishBase. February 2014 version.

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