Family Osphronemidae - Gouramies
  Order
:
Osphronemidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 14 | Species : 133 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
:
Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
:
some
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Since FoW3 (Nelson 1994; Ref. 7463), with one genus Osphronemus and 3 spp., the content of the family has changed: - It includes its Belontidae with 3 subfamilies. - In addition, the Family Luciocephalidae has been merged with the subfamily Belontidae: Trichogastrinae to form the subfamily Osphronemidae: Luciocephalinae (Britz et al., 1995: Ref. 37504; Britz, 2001: CAS_Ref_No 25717). In CoF2005 (Eschmeyer, 2005; Ref. 54621), which is followed, and since CoF 2004 (Eschmeyer, 2004; Ref. 50838), the family has 4 subfamilies: Osphroneminae (giant gouramies) Belontiinae (combtail gouramies) Macropodinae (Siamese fighting fishes, paradisefishes) Luciocephalinae (gouramies and pikehead) The following definition needs to be reviewed. Distribution: Pakistan and India to Malay Archipelago and Korea. Teeth absent on prevomer and palatine. Protractile upper jaw. Lateral line single, complete and continuous in Osphroneminae; vestigial in other subfamilies, when present. Maximum dorsal soft rays 10; in Osphroneminae dorsal fin spines 11-13; soft rays 11-13, anal fin spines 9-12; soft rays 16-22, all scales ctenoid, about 80 cm maximum length. Pelvic fins with an elongate ray in many species. Some species are oral brooders and others build bubble nests. Other family name = Polyacanthidae (Ref. 7463). CoF 2003 (Eschmeyer, 2003: Ref. 46206) Four subfamilies: Osphroneminae, Belontiinae, Macropodinae and Trichogastrinae. FoW3 (Nelson, 1994: Ref. 7463); CoF 2002 (Eschmeyer, 2002; Ref. 36739). Family Belontiidae containing the 3 latter subfamilies above.
  Etymology
:
Greek, osphra, -as = smell + Greek, nema = filament ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
bearers and guarders
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Anabantaria | | | Anabantiformes | Anabantoidei | | Osphronemidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Osphronemidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Osphroneminae
Osphronemus goramy Lacepède, 1801
acceptedseniororiginal
Trichopus goramy (Lacepède, 1801)
synonymseniornew
! Osphromenus gourami Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
! Osphronemus gorami Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
! Osphronemus gourami Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
! Osphronemus gouramy Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
Trichopodus mentum Lacepède, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichopode mentonnier Lacepède, 1801
synonymotheroriginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Osphromenus satyrus (Shaw, 1803)
synonymjuniornew
Osphromenus olfax Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Osphromenus notatus Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Osphronemus goramy (non Lacepède, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Osphronemus exodon Roberts, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Osphronemus gouramy (non Lacepède, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Belontiinae
Belontia hasselti (Cuvier, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Polyacanthus hasselti (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
Belontia signata (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Polyacanthus signatus Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal
Macropodus signatus (Günther, 1861)
synonymseniornew
Luciocephalinae
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Luciocephalus aura Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Trichogaster fasciata Bloch & Schneider, 1801
acceptedseniororiginal
! Trichogaster fasciatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
Colisa fasciata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Colisa fasciatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Polyacanthus fasciatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
! Colisha fasciatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Trichopodus colisa Hamilton, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichopodus bejeus Hamilton, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichopodus cotra Hamilton, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal
Colisa vulgaris Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Colisa ponticeriana Valenciennes, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichogaster chuna (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Trichopodus chuna Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal
Colisa chuna (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
Trichopodus sota Hamilton, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal
Colisa sota (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymjuniornew
Polyacanthus sota (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymjuniornew
Trichogaster lalius (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Trichopodus lalius Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal
Colisa lalius (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
Polyacanthus lalius (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
! Colisa lalia (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
! Colisha lalius (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
Colisa unicolor Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Colisa labiosa (Day, 1877)
synonymseniornew
Colisa labiosus (Day, 1877)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
Labrus trichopterus Pallas, 1770
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Trichopus trichopterus (Pallas, 1770)
synonymseniornew
! Labrvs trichoptervs Pallas, 1770
synonymseniororiginal
Trichopus sepat Bleeker, 1845
ambiguousotheroriginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Osphromenus siamensis Günther, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal
Nemaphoerus maculosus Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1879
ambiguousotheroriginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Trichopodus leerii (Bleeker, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Trichopus leerii Bleeker, 1852
synonymseniororiginal
Trichogaster leerii (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
! Trichogaster leeri (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
! Trichogaster leerri (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
! Trichopodus leeri (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
Trichopodus cantoris (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Trichopodus microlepis (Günther, 1861)
acceptedseniornew
Osphromenus microlepis Günther, 1861
synonymseniororiginal
Trichogaster microlepis (Günther, 1861)
synonymseniornew
Trichopus parvipinnis Sauvage, 1876
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Trichopodus poptae Low, Tan & Britz, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Ctenops nobilis McClelland, 1845
acceptedseniororiginal
Osphronemus nobilis (McClelland, 1845)
synonymseniornew
! Osphromenus nobilis (McClelland, 1845)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Sphaerichthys osphronemoides Canestrini, 1860
synonymseniororiginal
Sphaerichthys vaillanti Pellegrin, 1930
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Parasphaerichthys ocellatus Prashad & Mukerji, 1929
acceptedseniororiginal
! Paraspherichthys ocellatus Prashad & Mukerji, 1929
synonymseniororiginal
Parasphaerichthys lineatus Britz & Kottelat, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
Macropodusinae
Macropodus opercularis (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Labrus opercularis Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Macropodus chinensis (Bloch, 1790)
synonymjuniornew
Macropodus viridiauratus Lacepède, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Macropodus venustus Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Polyacanthus paludosus Richardson, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
Polyacanthus opercularis (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chaetodon chinensis (non Bloch, 1790)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Macropodus chinensis (non Bloch, 1790)
misappliedmisappliednew
Polyacanthus chinensis (non Bloch, 1790)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Macropodus spechti Schreitmüller, 1936
acceptedseniorchange in rank
Macropodus opercularis spechti Schreitmüller, 1936
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Macropodus erythropterus Freyhof & Herder, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
Macropodus hongkongensis Freyhof & Herder, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
Macropodus concolor (non Ahl, 1936)
misappliedmisappliedchange in rank
Macropodus baviensis Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Macropodus lineatus Nguyen, Ngo & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Macropodus oligolepis Nguyen, Ngo & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Macropodus phongnhaensis Ngô, Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta picta (Valenciennes, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
Panchax pictum Valenciennes, 1846
synonymseniororiginal
Betta trifasciata Bleeker, 1850
synonymjuniororiginal
Betta pugnax (Cantor, 1849)
acceptedseniornew
Macropodus pugnax Cantor, 1849
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Betta brederi Myers, 1935
synonymjuniororiginal
Betta picta (non Valenciennes, 1846)
misappliedmisappliednew
Betta trifasciata (non Bleeker, 1850)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Betta anabatoides (non Bleeker, 1851)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Betta rubra (non Perugia, 1893)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Betta fusca (non Regan, 1910)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Betta taeniata (non Regan, 1910)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Betta anabatoides Bleeker, 1851
acceptedseniororiginal
! Betta anabantoides Bleeker, 1851
synonymseniororiginal
Betta bellica Sauvage, 1884
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta fasciata Regan, 1910
synonymjuniororiginal
Betta rubra Perugia, 1893
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta unimaculata (Popta, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Betta ocellata (non de Beaufort, 1933)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Betta akarensis Regan, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta climacura Vierke, 1988
synonymjuniororiginal
Betta fusca Regan, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta macrostoma Regan, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta splendens Regan, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta taeniata Regan, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta patoti Weber & de Beaufort, 1922
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta ocellata de Beaufort, 1933
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta balunga Herre, 1940
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta smaragdina Ladiges, 1972
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta imbellis Ladiges, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta coccina Vierke, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta foerschi Vierke, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta edithae Vierke, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta tussyae Schaller, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta persephone Schaller, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta waseri Krummenacher, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta macrophthalma (non Regan, 1910)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Betta dimidiata Roberts, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta strohi Schaller & Kottelat, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta rutilans Witte & Kottelat, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta brownorum Witte & Schmidt, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta coccina (non Vierke, 1979)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Betta livida Ng & Kottelat, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta chini Ng, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta albimarginata Kottelat & Ng, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta burdigala Kottelat & Ng, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta channoides Kottelat & Ng, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta chloropharynx Kottelat & Ng, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta hipposideros Ng & Kottelat, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta miniopinna Tan & Tan, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta prima Kottelat, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta schalleri Kottelat & Ng, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta simplex Kottelat, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta spilotogena Ng & Kottelat, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta tomi Ng & Kottelat, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta enisae Kottelat, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta pulchra Tan & Tan, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta simorum Tan & Ng, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta breviobesus Tan & Kottelat, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta falx Tan & Kottelat, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta pi Tan, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta pinguis Tan & Kottelat, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta renata Tan, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta aurigans Tan & Lim, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta ibanorum Tan & Ng, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta pallida Schindler & Schmidt, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta cracens Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta gladiator Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta lehi Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta obscura Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta pallifina Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta raja Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta stigmosa Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
! Betta stigmosus Tan & Ng, 2005
ambiguousotheroriginal
Betta stiktos Tan & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta antoni Tan & Ng, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta apollon Schindler & Schmidt, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta pugnax (non Cantor, 1849)
misappliedmisappliednew
Betta compuncta Tan & Ng, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta ferox Schindler & Schmidt, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta ideii Tan & Ng, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta krataios Tan & Ng, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta mandor Tan & Ng, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta uberis Tan & Ng, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta kuehnei Schindler & Schmidt, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta midas Tan, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta mahachaiensis Kowasupat, Panijpan, Ruenwongsa & Sriwattanarothai, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta siamorientalis Kowasupat, Panijpan, Ruenwongsa & Jeenthong, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Betta hendra Schindler & Linke, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal
Trichopsis vittata (Cuvier, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Ctenops vittatus (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
! Trichopsis vittatus (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
Trichopsis pumila (Arnold, 1936)
acceptedseniornew
! Trichopsis pumilus (Arnold, 1933)
synonymseniornew
Ctenops pumilus Arnold, 1936
synonymseniororiginal
! Trichopsis pumilis (Arnold, 1936)
synonymseniornew
Trichopsis schalleri Ladiges, 1962
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus deissneri (Bleeker, 1859)
acceptedseniornew
Osphromenus deissneri Bleeker, 1859
synonymseniororiginal
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Parosphromenus sumatranus Klausewitz, 1955
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus nagyi Schaller, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Parosphromenus alleni Brown, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus linkei Kottelat, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus parvulus (non Vierke, 1979)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Parosphromenus bintan Kottelat & Ng, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus alfredi Kottelat & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus opallios Kottelat & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus pahuensis Kottelat & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus quindecim Kottelat & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus rubrimontis Kottelat & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus tweediei Kottelat & Ng, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus gunawani Schindler & Linke, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Parosphromenus phoenicurus Schindler & Linke, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Macropodus cupanus (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
! Psedosphronemus cupanus (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Pseudosphromenus dayi (Köhler, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Macropodus cupanus dayi (Köhler, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Macropodus dayi (Köhler, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Parosphromenus dayi (Köhler, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Polyacanthus dayi (Köhler, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Malpulutta kretseri Deraniyagala, 1937
acceptedseniororiginal
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