Betta brownorum

Betta brownorum (Witte and Schmidt, 1992) is a representative of the species-group coccina, which includes a total of 9 miniature species of fighting fish.

Like several other species of fighting fishes, the males are intensively coloured compared to the females. Male Betta brownorum are very aggressive to each other.

The species are distributed mostly in non-overlapping locations in south east Asia - Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra.

Betta brownorum occurs only in an extreme environment - the peat swamp forests of Sarawak, the Malaysian part of Borneo. Here the waters are tea-coloured and highly acidic (pH<4) but low in nutrients and dissolved oxygen.

Species detail

  • Betta brownorum
    Taxonomy

    Betta brownorum is a tiny fighting fish with distinctive markings. Find out more.

  • Habitat of Betta brownorum
    Distribution

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  • Betta brownorum
    Biology

    Find out how these tiny fighting fish protect their young.

  • Habitat of Betta brownorum
    Conservation

    There is concern over the future of this species as its habitat is destroyed. Find out more.

  • Betta brownorum
    References

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Distribution map

Distribution of Betta brownorum

Distribution of Betta brownorum.

Images

Betta brownorum

Male Betta brownorum between leaves.

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Betta brownorum

Betta brownorum.

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Betta brownorum

Betta brownorum.

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Habitat of Betta brownorum

Habitat of Betta brownorum.

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About the author

Dr Sebastien Lavoue

Former Postdoctoral associate in the Department of Zoology (Fish group)

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