Betta dennisyongi

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Taxonavigation: Anabantoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
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 dennisyongi


Betta dennisyongi Tan, 2013

  • Holotype: MZB 17207.
  • Paratypes: MZB 17208 (4); ZRC 53990 (19), 53991 (25), 53995 (7); CMK 23281 (4).

Type locality: Sumatra, Aceh, Kabupaten Nagan Raya, Lamie, Alue Rayeuk, stream along road Meulaboh-Blangpidie; brown water stream at rubber estate (57 m asl, pH 6.1).

Etymology: Specific epithet is a patronym and honors Dennis Yong Ghong Chong, a distinguished and knowledgeable naturalist well experienced in many facets of tropical Southeast Asian fauna and flora with an avid interest in labyrinth fishes. He has accompanied the author on many trips and shared many interesting stories, tips and gastronomic delights.


Primary references[edit]

  • Tan, H. H.; 2013: The identity of Betta rubra (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) revisited, with description of a new species from Sumatra, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (1): 323–330. PDF

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