73 species of Betta tropical fish

Kottelat

There are currently 73 recognized species in this genus. The currently described Betta species can be grouped into complexes for conservation purposes. (This grouping of species makes no claim at representing a phylogenetic reality.

The complexes of the associated species are

B. akarensis complex

B. albimarginata complex:

  • Betta albimarginata Kottelat & P. K. L. Ng, 1994
  • Betta channoides Kottelat & P. K. L. Ng, 1994

B. anabatoides complex:

  • Betta anabatoides Bleeker, 1851 (giant betta)
  • Betta midas H. H. Tan, 2009

B. bellica complex:

  • Betta bellica Sauvage, 1884 (slim betta)
  • Betta simorum H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 1996

B. coccina complex:

  • Betta brownorum K. E. Witte & J. Schmidt, 1992
  • Betta burdigala Kottelat & P. K. L. Ng, 1994
  • Betta coccina Vierke, 1979
  • Betta hendra I. Schindler & Linke, 2013
  • Betta livida P. K. L. Ng & Kottelat, 1992
  • Betta miniopinna H. H. Tan & S. H. Tan, 1994
  • Betta persephone Schaller, 1986
  • Betta rutilans K. E. Witte & Kottelat, 1991
  • Betta tussyae Schaller, 1985
  • Betta uberis H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2006

B. dimidiata complex:

  • Betta dimidiata T. R. Roberts, 1989
  • Betta krataios H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2006

B. edithae complex:

  • Betta edithae Vierke, 1984

B. foerschi complex:

  • Betta dennisyongi H. H. Tan, 2013
  • Betta foerschi Vierke, 1979
  • Betta mandor H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2006
  • Betta rubra Perugia, 1893 (Toba betta)
  • Betta strohi Schaller & Kottelat, 1989

B. picta complex:

  • Betta falx H. H. Tan & Kottelat, 1998
  • Betta picta (Valenciennes, 1846) (spotted betta)
  • Betta simplex Kottelat, 1994
  • Betta taeniata Regan, 1910 (Borneo betta)
  • B. pugnax complex:
  • Betta apollon I. Schindler & J. Schmidt, 2006
  • Betta breviobesus H. H. Tan & Kottelat, 1998
  • Betta cracens H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2005
  • Betta enisae Kottelat, 1995
  • Betta ferox I. Schindler & J. Schmidt, 2006
  • Betta fusca Regan, 1910 (dusky betta)
  • Betta kuehnei I. Schindler & J. Schmidt, 2008
  • Betta lehi H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2005
  • Betta pallida I. Schindler & J. Schmidt, 2004
  • Betta prima Kottelat, 1994
  • Betta pugnax (Cantor, 1849) (Penang betta)
  • Betta pulchra H. H. Tan & S. H. Tan, 1996
  • Betta raja H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2005
  • Betta schalleri Kottelat & P. K. L. Ng, 1994
  • Betta stigmosa H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2005

B. splendens complex (fighting fish):

  • Betta imbellis Ladiges, 1975 (crescent betta)
  • Betta mahachaiensis Kowasupat, Panijpan, Ruenwongsa & Sriwattanarothai, 2012
  • Betta siamorientalis Kowasupat, Panijpan, Ruenwongsa & Jeenthong, 2012
  • Betta smaragdina Ladiges, 1972 (Blue betta)
  • Betta splendens Regan, 1910 (Siamese fighting fish)
  • Betta stiktos H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2005

B. unimaculata complex:

  • Betta compuncta H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2006
  • Betta gladiator H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2005
  • Betta ideii H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2006
  • Betta macrostoma Regan, 1910 (spotfin betta)
  • Betta ocellata de Beaufort, 1933
  • Betta pallifina H. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2005
  • Betta patoti M. C. W. Weber & de Beaufort, 1922
  • Betta unimaculata (Popta, 1905) (Howong betta)

B. waseri complex:

  • Betta chloropharynx Kottelat & P. K. L. Ng, 1994
  • Betta hipposideros P. K. L. Ng & Kottelat, 1994
  • Betta pardalotos H. H. Tan, 2009[15]
  • Betta pi H. H. Tan, 1998
  • Betta renata H. H. Tan, 1998
  • Betta spilotogena P. K. L. Ng & Kottelat, 1994
  • Betta tomi P. K. L. Ng & Kottelat, 1994
  • Betta waseri Krummenacher, 1986
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