Betta lehi Tan & Ng, 2005

Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Macropodusinae
Max. size:  6.08 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.8
Distribution:  Asia: restricted to the area southwest of Kuching, Malaysia and in the lower Kapuas basin in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 23-27; Vertebrae: 28-30. Chin bar absent. Dorsal fin transverse bars present. No Caudal fin transverse bars. Green iridescent scales on opercle and body. Anal fin with iridescent light blue distal border. Two black marks below postorbital stripe on opercle of female and juvenile. Anal-fin rays 25-29 (mode 28). Lateral scales 28-30 (mode 29). Postdorsal scales 10-11 (mode 11). Pelvic fin length 34.8-50.6% SL. Head length 33.4-36.8% SL. Interorbital width 31.7-37.4% HL (Ref. 56613).
Biology:  Found in peat swamp forests and acid water swamp forests. Occurs in quiets parts of streams among overgrown submerged bank vegetation (Ref. 56613).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 17 January 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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