Osphronemus

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Osphronemus
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Giant Gourami (O. goramy)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Subfamily: Osphroneminae
Bleeker, 1859
Genus: Osphronemus
Lacépède, 1801
Type species
Osphronemus goramy
Lacépède 1801
Synonyms
  • Trichopus G. Shaw, 1803
  • Osphromenus Günther, 1861

Osphronemus is a genus of gouramis, the only genus within the subfamily Osphroneminae. These fish are known as the giant gouramis and are native to Southeast Asia, with O. exodon from the Mekong basin, O. laticlavius and O. septemfasciatus from Borneo, while O. goramy is relatively widespread.[1] The last species has also been introduced outside its native range and is farmed for food. As suggested by their English name, they are by far the largest gouramis, reaching 50–70 cm (20–28 in) in length depending on the exact species involved.[1]

Species[edit]

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

References[edit]

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