Osphronemus goramy 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Osphronemidae

Scientific Name: Osphronemus goramy Lacepède, 1801
Common Name(s):
English Giant Gouramy
Osphromenus notatus Cuvier (ex Kuhl & van Hasslet), 1831
Trichopodus mentum Lacepède (ex Commerson), 1801
Taxonomic Source(s): Kottelat, M. 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibiography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 27: 1-663.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-03-13
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Allen, D.J.
This locally common fish is widespread and well adaptive to impounded waters, its popularity on foodfish and ornamental and obtained both from wild caught and cultured. This species is abundant in all suitable habitats, it is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is widely distributed from the lower Mekong basin (Cambodia and Viet Nam) to the Mae Khlong in Thailand, and the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia (Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan (e.g., the Kapuas River; Kottelat and Widjanarti 2005). The species has been widely introduced to several countries for aquaculture purposes. Apparently absent in Sarawak and presence in Sabah may be due to relatively late introductions.
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah - Present - Origin Uncertain); Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):10
Upper elevation limit (metres):60
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Population [top]

Population:Locally common in suitable habitats all of its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits lowland rivers, marshlands to submontane streams. Well adaptive to impounded waters.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: A popular foodfish in southeast Asia, both from wild captive and cultured stocks, frequently seen in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Wetland degradation and pollution are possible threats to this fish, but it is not considered threatened across its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required, however populations and habitats should be monitored.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Osphronemus goramy. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T180720A1655531. . Downloaded on 23 July 2018.
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