Parosphromenus paludicola Tweedie, 1952
Parosphromenus paludicola
photo by Panitvong, N.

Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Macropodusinae
Max. size:  3.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.5; depth range - 0 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Asia: in the eastern part of the Malay Peninsula and northwards to southern Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 17-19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal spines: 13-16; Anal soft rays: 6-9
Biology:  In small creeks in swampy, wooded areas. Eggs shrink to the bottom and were then collected by one or both parents and were embedded among the foam bubbles in the nest (Ref. 41595).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 14 January 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 06.12.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 24.07.15

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