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CAAB: 37453001

Species Trichopodus trichopterus (Pallas, 1770)

Blue Grourami, Golden Gourami, Opaline Gourami, Three Spot Gourami (FAO)

Generic Combinations



There has been some confusion relating to type species designation over the generic placement of this species, with some authors placing in Trichogaster (see Kottelat 2013).





Extra Distribution Information

A popular aquarium fish introduced into Australia and presently known from Ross River (19º18'S, 146º47'E) and creeks, near Townsville and lower reaches of the Burdekin River (19º52'S, 147º15'E), QLD; tropical

Introduced from Asia, through aquarium trade.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN)

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
ANABANTOIDEI 01-Jun-2012 ADDED Dr Doug Hoese