Parosphromenus sumatranus Klausewitz, 1955
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Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Macropodusinae
Max. size:  2.28 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 10-12; Anal soft rays: 8-10. Distinguished from Parosphromenus bintan and P. deissneri in having the conspicuous black spot at the posterior extremity of the dorsal-fin base (vs. absence). Differs from P. bintan in having black pelvic fin filament (vs. white) (Ref. 56386).
Biology:  Has been exported for the aquarium trade as Parosphromenus deissneri.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 14 January 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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