|Malay combtail (B. hasselti)|
G. S. Myers, 1923
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. 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:
- Belontia hasselti (G. Cuvier, 1831) (Malay combtail)
- Belontia signata (Günther, 1861) (Ceylonese combtail)
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