Taxon profile


gouramies and allies
Osphronemidae van der Hoeven, 1830

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Anabantiformes »  suborder Anabantoidei

Scientific synonyms


Other names

= giant gouramies
= pikeheads (Luciocephalidae)


Osphronemus goramy - Giant Gourami

Osphronemus goramy - Giant Gourami

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Trichogaster lalius - Dwarf Gourami

Trichogaster lalius - Dwarf Gourami, female

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Trichopodus leerii - Diamond Gourami

Trichopodus leerii - Diamond Gourami

Author: Ivo Antušek

Functions restricted to taxon Osphronemidae

Included taxa

Number of records: 15

genus Belontia Myers, 1923
genus Betta Bleeker, 1850
genus Colisa Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1831
genus Ctenops McClelland, 1845
genus Luciocephalus Bleeker, 1851
genus Macropodus Lacépède, 1801
genus Malpulutta Deraniyagala, 1937
genus Osphronemus Lacépède, 1801
genus Parasphaerichthys Prashad & Mukerji, 1929
genus Parosphromenus Bleeker, 1877
genus Pseudosphromenus Bleeker, 1879
genus Sphaerichthys Canestrini, 1860
genus Trichogaster Bloch & Schneider, 1801
genus Trichopodus Lacépède, 1801
genus Trichopsis Canestrini, 1860

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [family/332]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Osphronemidae]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Sheiko B.A. (2013): On family-group names of extant fishes and fish-like vertebrates of the world, Explorations of the fauna of the seas. St. Petersburg: Zoological Institute RAS. Vol. 74 (82). P. 1–204. [as Osphronemidae van der Hoeven, 1830]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
[Data retrieved on: 20 May 2007]

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