Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anabantiformes
(Gouramies, snakeheads) > Osphronemidae
(Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Parosphromenus: Greek, para in the side of + Greek, osphromenos, osphrainomai = to smell (Ref. 45335); pahuensis: Named for its type locality, Muarapahu. More on authors: Kottelat & Ng.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Borneo, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56232)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12 - 14;
soft rays: 6 - 9;
Vertebrae: 27 - 28. Distinguished from congeners, except Parosphromenus linkei and P. paludicola, by having 1-3 conspicuous black spots in the middle of the midlateral dark stripe. Differs from both in having a rounded caudal fin; further differs from P. linkei by having fewer segmented anal rays (6-9 vs. 10-12), and a different color pattern in the dorsal (blackish stripe, proximal anteriorly, subproximal posteriorly, bordered externally by a row of lighter spots), anal (almost hyaline proximal stripe, with blackish mark on soft anal) and caudal (with indistinct vertical rows of darker spots anteriorly) fins (vs. all unpaired fins uniformly greyish brown with several rows of minute hyaline spots). Can be differentiated from P. paludicola in having 12 spines in the dorsal fin (vs. 17-19). Further differs from most other species of the genus by a combination of dorsal and anal fin rays formulae and details of color pattern (Ref. 56232).
Found in a small blackwater forest stream (Ref. 56232).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and P.K.L. Ng, 2005. Diagnoses of six new species of Parosphromenus (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) from Malay Peninsula and Borneo, with notes on other species. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement (13):101-113. (Ref. 56232)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .