Biology:Betta foerschi

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Betta foerschi
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anabantiformes
Family: Osphronemidae
Genus: Betta
B. foerschi
Binomial name
Betta foerschi
Vierke, 1979

Betta foerschi is a species of gourami endemic to the island of Borneo, where it is only known from the southern portion. It inhabits creeks in the rain forest. This species grows to a length of 7 cm (2.8 in). It can be found in the aquarium trade.[2] The specific name of this fish honours the German physician and aquarist Walter Foersch (1932-1993), who collected the type with his wife Edith Korthaus. Edith is honoured in the specific name of another species they discovered, Betta edithae.[3]


  1. Low, B.W. (2019). "Betta foerschi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T91309890A91309895. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T91309890A91309895.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021. 
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Betta foerschi" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  3. "Order ANABANTIFORMES: Families ANABANTIDAE, HELOSTOMATIDAE, OSPHRONEMIDAE, CHANNIDAE, NANDIDAE, BADIDAE, and PRISTOLEPIDIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019. 

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