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dc.titleRedescription of Betta bellica Sauvage, 1884 (Teleostei: Belontiidae), with description of a new allied species from Sumatra
dc.contributor.authorTan, H.H.
dc.contributor.authorNg, P.K.L.
dc.identifier.citationTan, H.H.,Ng, P.K.L. (1996-06-10). Redescription of Betta bellica Sauvage, 1884 (Teleostei: Belontiidae), with description of a new allied species from Sumatra. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 44 (1) : 143-155. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractBetta bellica Sauvage, 1884, is redescribed on the basis of recent material from the type locality in Peninsular Malaysia. The status of two junior synonyms, B. fasciata Regan, 1910, and B. bleekeri Regan, 1910, are clarified. The type material of B. fasciata Regan, 1910, contains two species, and a lectotype is selected, confirming B. fasciata as a junior subjective synonym of B. bellica. Betta bleekeri Regan, 1910, is shown to be not conspecific with B. bellica. A new species, closely allied to B. bellica, is described from blackwaters of Sumatra, Indonesia. The new species, Betta simorum, differs from B. bellica most distinctly in having a different head shape and proportionately longer pelvic fins. To ensure stability of the taxonomy of B. bellica and the new species from Sumatra, a neotype is designated for Betta bellica.
dc.description.sourcetitleRaffles Bulletin of Zoology
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