Betta rubra Perugia, 1893

Red Sumatran fighter



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1922?

Rediscovered in 2007?



Sumatra (northwestern), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Perugia, A. (1893). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a v. 13: 241-247. Di alcuni pesci raccolti in Sumatra dal Dott. Elio Modigliani.


Other references:

Schindler, I. and S. van der Voort. (2012). Re-description of Betta rubra Perugia, 1893 (Teleostei: Osphronemidae), an enigmatic fighting fish from Sumatra. Bulletin of Fish Biology 13(1-2): 21-32.

Tan, H. H. (2013). The identity of Betta rubra (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) revisited, with description of a new species from Sumatra, Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61(1): 323-330.


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