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  Trichopsis vittata
  Family Name : Osphronemidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Fish)

  Common Names : Croaking Gouramy

Croaking Gouramy
  • Description
    • Size :
      6 cm
      Description :
      Slender and laterally compressed body that is greyish brown in colour, with four black stripes spanning across the length of body. Has a snout that is slightly curved and pointed. A distinctive blue ring can be seen around the eye, and red markings can be found on the dorsal, anal and caudal fins.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Omnivorous feeder that consumes insects and other organic matter. Creates nests in clusters of vegetation on surface and lay their eggs in there.
      Habitats :
      Freshwater, Pond
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, it can be found in ponds that have dense vegetation and streams in both rural and open areas. Worldwide, it can be found in Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and Java.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
  • References
    • Ho, J.K.I., Ramchunder, S.J., Theng, M., Memory, A., Li, T., Clews, E., Cai, Y.X., Tan, H.H and Yeo, D.C.J.. 2016. A Guide to the Freshwater Faun of Nee Soon Swamp Forest. Singapore: Lee kong Chian Natural History Museum & Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore. 139pp 

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