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Betta foerschi complex | Learn which species of Betta belong to this group
Betta fish represent a large genus of small colorful, freshwater ray-finned fishes in the gourami family (Osphronemidae). Of the currently 64 described species of Betta, B. splendens, known as Siamese fighting fish are the most recognizable. This freshwater fish are grouped into what are called complexes for conservation purposes and organization of species. There are four notable Betta complex which are Betta unimaculata complex, Betta splendens complex, Betta coccina complex and Betta picta complex. Relative to these complexes there are a total of thirteen presently and one complex allocated for undescribed species. Other Betta complex’s include, Betta akarensis complex, Betta albimarginata complex, Betta anabatoides complex, Betta bellica complex, Betta coccina complex, Betta dimidiata complex, Betta edithae complex, Betta foerschi complex, Betta picta complex and Betta pugnax complex. This grouping of species is based on the Clearinghouse and Resource Center of all Species Betta by the International Betta Congress. The Betta foerschi complex is comprised of Betta foerschi, B. mandor, B. strohi, and B. rubra.
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