Trichogaster labiosus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Trichogaster labiosus
Species Authority: Day, 1877
Colisa labiosa (Day, 1877)
Taxonomic Notes: Day (1877) described Trichogaster labiosus from Myanmar. The species is often confused with T. fasciatus, and its reported widespread occurrence in India.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-21
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Jha, B.R., Allen, D.J., Datta, N.C., Britz, R. & Dey, S.C.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Since the extent of occurrence of the species is very wide and without significant threats, Trichogaster labiosus is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Trichogaster labiosus is known from northeast India only from the Chindwin drainage, Manipur, and from Myanmar.
India (Manipur); Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]


There is no information on the population and its trends for this species, but survey data suggests that it is relatively widespread and common.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Most specimens have been found in rivers, as well as ponds, irrigation channels, and rice fields.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: A handsome fish when in full colour and is the middle size among the aquara, but vulnerable to fin-nipping species.  It is eaten as a subsistence food.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known for this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

Potential threats to this species also need to be identified.

Bibliography [top]

Day, F. 1878. The fishes of India; being a natural history of the fishes known to inhabit the seas and fresh waters of India, Burma, and Ceylon.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: (Accessed: 27 October 2010).

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Trichogaster labiosus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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