Parosphromenus bintan Kottelat & Ng, 1998
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Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Macropodusinae
Max. size:  2.56 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: presently known only from Bintan island in Riau Archipelago and Bangka island in Palembang Province, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal spines: 11-13; Anal soft rays: 8-10. Caudal fin rounded, with median ray not prolonged into an unbranched filament; a white pelvic filament; unpaired fins of male with a succession of bands (striped on anal and dorsal, concentric on caudal) in the following sequence, from distal to proximal: narrow white or hyaline, narrow black, narrow bluish or bluish-greenish, and broad black or reddish black (Ref. 33108). Differs from Parosphromenus sumatranus in missing the conspicuous black spot at the posterior extremity of the dorsal-fin base; and a white pelvic fin filament (vs. black) (Ref. 56386).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 13 January 2019 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.12.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.15

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