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Betta picta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES OSPHRONEMIDAE

Scientific Name: Betta picta
Species Authority: (Valenciennes, 1846)
Common Name(s):
English Java Fightingfish, Spotted Betta
Synonym(s):
Betta trifasciata Bleeker, 1850
Panchax pictum Valenciennes, 1846

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Jenkins, A., Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Justification:
Assessed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution and the lack of any known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Indonesia; in Sumatra, Java, Belitung and Bangka.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Jawa, Sumatera)
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Population [top]

Population: The species has a wide distribution although the trend is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: B. picta is a benthopelagic species that inhabits quiet areas in flowing water. It can be found in mountain streams up to 1,500m above sea level.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species and its habitat are unknown at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures currently known to be in action at habitat or species level.

Citation: Jenkins, A., Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H. 2009. Betta picta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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