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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Osphronemidae  
 Genus Trichopodus  
  Trichopodus trichopterus  (Pallas, 1770) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Labrus trichopterusNemaphoerus maculosusOsphromenus insulatusOsphromenus siamensisStethochaetus biguttatusTrichogaster trichopterusTrichopus sepatTrichopus trichopterus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣外來入侵種資料庫
Character: Head large. Snout short. Eyes slight large. Mouth small, oblique and protractile; posterior end of upper jaw distant from anterior margin of eye. Body laterally compressed, dorsal and ventral profile arched. Scales of moderate size; lateral line complete and curved. Dorsal fin rays:XIII,8; anal fin rays:XII,35. Dorsal fin base short; dorsal fin origin at middle between tip of snout and end of caudal peduncle; Anal fin base long, posterior portion broader; pelvic fin small, first soft ray extended like a thin thread and reaches caudal fin origin; caudal fin forked. Two dark spots on middle of side of body and end of caudal peduncle respectively, joined with eye, so-called tri-spot fighting fish in Chinese. 
Habitat: Inhabits any kind of slow running water with vegetation, including paddy field, backwater of rivers, lakes, ponds and swamps. Can breath atmospheric air. Male builds bubble nests and mates below. Carnivorours, feed on small aquatic animals. Popular with a 
Distribution: Distributed from Thailand, Malaysia Peninsula to Borneo, had been wildly introduced around the world through aquarists. Taiwan population was introduced, abundant in southern Taiwan. 
Name Code: 382223
  IUCN Red List:LC      Invasive     
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