Spotfin betta

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Spotfin betta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Genus: Betta
Species: B. macrostoma
Binomial name
Betta macrostoma
Regan, 1910

The spotfin betta (Betta macrostoma) is a species of gourami endemic to the island of Borneo. It generally inhabits pools of very slow-moving water along rivers and streams in very shallow waters of 30 cm (12 in) or less. This species grows to a length of 6.7 cm (2.6 in), and is found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Kottelat, M. 1996. Betta macrostoma. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 22 March 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Betta macrostoma" in FishBase. February 2014 version.