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Colisa lalia.jpg
Dwarf gourami (T. lalius)
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
  • 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.


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


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


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