Betta apollon

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Taxonavigation: Anabantoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Anabantaria
Ordo: Anabantiformes
Subordo: Anabantoidei

Familia: Osphronemidae
Subfamilia: Macropodusinae
Genus: Betta
Species: Betta apollon


Betta apollon Schindler & Schmidt, 2006

  • Holotype: MTD F30341
  • Paratypes: MTD F30342-30345 (4), MTD F30346-30348 (3)

Type locality: Thailand, Province Narathiwat, about 20 km west of Narathiwat at street to Marubo (app. 6°23'N, 101°38'E).

Etymology: apollon: Named for Apollo, the mythological Greek god of (among others) music, poetry, medicine and archery and which also refers to handsome young man; an allusion to the beautiful appearance of this species.


Primary references[edit]

  • Schindler, I. and J. Schmidt, 2006. Review of the mouthbrooding Betta (Teleostei, Osphronemidae) from Thailand, with descriptions of two new species. Zeitschrift für Fischkunde v. 8 (no. 1/2): 47-69.

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