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Malay combtail (B. hasselti)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anabantiformes
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 freshwater habitats in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.[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.


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


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