Osphronemus goramy

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES OSPHRONEMIDAE

Scientific Name: Osphronemus goramy
Species Authority: Lacepède, 1801
Common Name/s:
English Giant gouramy
Synonym/s:
Osphromenus notatus
Trichopodus mentum

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.
Justification:
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:
Native:
Cambodia; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah - Present - Origin Uncertain); Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: Locally common in suitable habitats all of its range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 June 2012).

Kottelat, M. and Widjanarti, E. 2005. The fishes of Danau Sentarum National Park and the Kapuas Lakes area, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement 13: 139-173.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Osphronemus goramy. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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