Volume 46, No. 02, Month AUGUST, Year 2020, Pages 382 - 391

Wild betta fighting fish species in thailand and other southeast asian countries

Bhinyo Panijpan, Namkang Sriwattanarothai, Parames Laosinchai

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This review updates what is known about Betta fish species in Thailand and Southeast Asian countries. The text is made easy to read for an uninitiated audience. It covers wild nest-builders, wild mouthbrooders, their appearance, distribution, and habitats. A section on domesticated fish is included for the general public. Details for more serious readership can be found in photos, maps, a table, and a diagram. DNA analyses for species differentiation leading to a phylogenetic tree and ancestral relationships are discussed.


Betta spp., fighting fish, mouthbrooder, bubble-nest builder, species distribution, fish molecular taxonomy


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