Vertebrate Zoology 63(1): 35-40, doi:
Betta hendra - a new species of fighting fish (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) from Kalimantan Tengah (Borneo, Indonesia)
expand article infoIngo Schindler, Horst Linke
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Betta hendra spec. nov. is described from Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo, Indonesia. It is a bubble-nesting fighting fish of the B. coccina species group. The new species differs from the other members of the group by a bright greenish iridescent colour on the flanks and unpaired fins. It is distinguished from its geographical neighbour species B. uberis by a lower number of dorsal-fin rays (10–12 versus 14–17).
Betta hendra , Betta coccina species group, Indonesia, Borneo, taxonomy, speciation