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|Title:||Redescription of the Malayan fighting fish Betta pugnax (Teleostei: Belontiidae), and description of Betta pulchra, new species from Peninsular Malaysia|
|Authors:||Tan, H.T. |
|Citation:||Tan, H.T.,Tan, S.H. (1996-12-20). Redescription of the Malayan fighting fish Betta pugnax (Teleostei: Belontiidae), and description of Betta pulchra, new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 44 (2) : 419-434. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Betta pugnax (Cantor, 1850) is redescribed from type and topotypic material. The closely allied Betta pulchra, new species, is described from blackwater habitats of Pontian, Johor. It is distinguished from B. pugnax s. str. by having a stouter body, a narrowly instead of broadly lanceolate caudal fin, and more iridescent scales on the body in life.|
|Source Title:||Raffles Bulletin of Zoology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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