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Title: Discovery of wild populations of betta smaragdina ladiges, 1972 (Teleostei, osphronemidae) in a western province of Thailand
Authors: Prachaya Pammanasut
Bhinyo Panijpan
Saengchan Senapin
Pintip Ruenwongsa
Namkang Sriwattanarothai
Parames Laosinchai
Kornsunee Phiwsaiya
Mahidol University
Thailand National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Wild Betta Conservation and Development Association
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Environmental Science
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Citation: Check List. Vol.14, No.6 (2018), 1077-1082
Abstract: © Pammanasut et al. The bubble-nesting Betta smaragdina Ladiges, 1972 can be distinguished from the 4 other species of bubble-nesting Betta Bleeker, 1850 by being reportedly confined to Northeastern Thailand. We found large populations of fish in Western Thailand that closely resemble those from the Northeastern Region. The new populations inhabit a variety of places encompassing lakes, marshes, and streams. Morphological studies of Betta fish from the 2 well-separated regions, together with DNA analyses, show that the western and the northeastern populations are the same species.
ISSN: 1809127X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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