Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Osphronemidae > Trichopodus > Trichopodus trichopterus

Trichopodus trichopterus (Two-spot gouramy; Three-spot gouramy; Threespot gourami; Three-spot gourami; Three spot gourami; Siamese gurammy; Opaline gourami; Golden gourami; Gold gourami; Giant gouramy; Cosby gourami; Blue gourami)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The three spot gourami (Trichopodus trichopterus), also known as the blue gourami, is a species of gourami native to southeastern Asia, but also introduced elsewhere. This fish gets its name from the two spots along each side of its body in line with the eye, considered the third spot. This species is of minor commercial importance as a food fish in its native range and is also farmed. It is also popular in the aquarium trade.
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Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park II 770291 Sulawesi, Indonesia  
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve II 411 Singapore
Gunung Leuser National Park II 2203368 Sumatra, Indonesia
Krau Wildlife Reserve IV 149823 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve V 567531 Yunnan, China  


Aonyx cinereus (Oriental Small-clawed Otter)[2]
Enhydris longicauda (Longhead Water Snake)[3]
Lutra sumatrana (Hairy-nosed Otter)[2]


Parasitized by 
Transversotrema patialense[4]
Trianchoratus trichogasterium[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Africa-Inland Waters; America, North - Inland waters; America, South - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Mekong basin in Laos, Yunnan, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam; Southeast Asia (Ref. 27732). Introduced elsewhere (Ref. 2847).; Australian; Cambodia; Chao Phraya River; China; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Erhjen River; Ethiopian; Indonesia; Laguna de Bay; Lake Toba; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Malaysia; Mekong; Myanmar; Namibia; Neotropical; Oceania - Inland waters; Oriental; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Réunion; Salween; Seychelles; Shihtsao River; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Thailand; Tonle Sap; Tsengwen River; USA (contiguous states); Viet Nam;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Kanchanasaka, B. and Duplaix, N. (2011). Food Habits of the Hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) and the Small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) in Pru Toa Daeng Peat Swamp Forest, Southern Thailand. Proceedings of Xth International Otter Colloquium, IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull. 28A: 139 - 161
3The prey and predators of Homalopsine snakes, HAROLD K. VORIS and JOHN C. MURPHY, Journal of Natural History, 2002, 36, 1621–1632
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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