Trichogaster

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Trichogaster
Colisa lalia.jpg
Dwarf gourami (T. lalia)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anabantiformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Subfamily: Luciocephalinae
Genus: Trichogaster
Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801
Type species
Colisa fasciata
Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801
Synonyms
  • Colisa G. Cuvier, 1831

Trichogaster is a genus of gouramis native to South Asia from Pakistan to Myanmar.[1] Species of this genus are very popular in the aquarium trade.

Etymology[edit]

The name Trichogaster comes from the Ancient Greek words θρίξ (thríx) which means hair and Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gastḗr) which means stomach.

Species[edit]

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

References[edit]

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