Giant betta

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Giant betta
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anabantiformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Genus: Betta
B. anabatoides
Binomial name
Betta anabatoides
Bleeker, 1851

The giant betta (Betta anabatoides) is a species of freshwater ray-finned fish in the subfamily Macropodusinae, part of the gourami family.[2] It is endemic to South Kalimanatan, Katingan, and Sampit in Indonesian Borneo. It is found in a variety of freshwater habitats and is a paternal mouthbrooder. The species reaches 8.2 cm (3.2 inches) in standard length and is known to be a facultative air-breather.[1]


  1. ^ a b Low, B.W. (2019). "Betta anabatoides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T91308732A91308756. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T91308732A91308756.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Betta anabantoides" in FishBase. August 2019 version.