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


There are currently four recognized species in this genus:[1] (Note that while FishBase also includes the moonlight gourami in this genus, most other sources include it in the genus Trichopodus.)


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