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Betta  Bleeker, 1850
Taxonomic Serial No.: 172610

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): fighting fishes [English]
    bettas [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderAnabantoidei  – labyrinthfishes  
                                  FamilyOsphronemidae Bleeker, 1859 – giant gouramis  
                                     SubfamilyMacropodinae Liem, 1963  
                                        GenusBetta Bleeker, 1850 – fighting fishes, bettas  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Betta akarensis Regan, 1910  
                                           Species Betta albimarginata Kottelat and Ng, 1994  
                                           Species Betta anabatoides Bleeker, 1851  
                                           Species Betta balunga Herre, 1940  
                                           Species Betta bellica Sauvage, 1884 – slim fighting fish 
                                           Species Betta breviobesus Tan and Kottelat, 1998  
                                           Species Betta brownorum Witte and Schmidt, 1992  
                                           Species Betta burdigala Kottelat and Ng, 1994  
                                           Species Betta channoides Kottelat and Ng, 1994  
                                           Species Betta chini Ng, 1993  
                                           Species Betta chloropharynx Kottelat and Ng, 1994  
                                           Species Betta coccina Vierke, 1979  
                                           Species Betta dimidiata Roberts, 1989  
                                           Species Betta edithae Vierke, 1984  
                                           Species Betta enisae Kottelat, 1995  
                                           Species Betta falx Tan and Kottelat, 1998  
                                           Species Betta foerschi Vierke, 1979  
                                           Species Betta fusca Regan, 1910  
                                           Species Betta hipposideros Ng and Kottelat, 1994  
                                           Species Betta imbellis Ladiges, 1975  
                                           Species Betta livida Ng and Kottelat, 1992  
                                           Species Betta macrostoma Regan, 1910  
                                           Species Betta miniopinna Tan and Tan, 1994  
                                           Species Betta ocellata de Beaufort, 1933  
                                           Species Betta patoti Weber and de Beaufort, 1922  
                                           Species Betta persephone Schaller, 1986  
                                           Species Betta pi Tan, 1998  
                                           Species Betta picta (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1846) – java fighting fish 
                                           Species Betta pinguis Tan and Kottelat, 1998  
                                           Species Betta prima Kottelat, 1994  
                                           Species Betta pugnax (Cantor, 1849) – penang mouth-brooding fighting fish 
                                           Species Betta pulchra Tan and Tan, 1996  
                                           Species Betta renata Tan, 1998  
                                           Species Betta rubra Perugia, 1893  
                                           Species Betta rutilans Witte and Kottelat in Kottelat, 1991  
                                           Species Betta schalleri Kottelat and Ng, 1994  
                                           Species Betta simorum Tan and Ng, 1996  
                                           Species Betta simplex Kottelat, 1994  
                                           Species Betta smaragdina Ladiges, 1972  
                                           Species Betta spilotogena Ng and Kottelat, 1994  
                                           Species Betta splendens Regan, 1910 – siamese fighting fish 
                                           Species Betta strohi Schaller and Kottelat, 1989  
                                           Species Betta taeniata Regan, 1910 – borneo fighting fish 
                                           Species Betta tomi Ng and Kottelat, 1994  
                                           Species Betta tussyae Schaller, 1985  
                                           Species Betta unimaculatus (Popta, 1905)  
                                           Species Betta waseri Krummenacher, 1986  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Betta    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Betta   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Betta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Betta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Britz, Ralf  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: The genus Betta - monophyly and intrarelationships, with remarks on the subfamilies Macropodinae and Luciocephalinae (Teleostei: Osphronemidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters   
  Page(s): 305-318   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0936-9902   
  Reference for: Betta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Betta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Betta, fighting fishes [English]   

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