Trichogaster fasciatus   Bloch and Schneider  1801 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 12.5 cm.

Color: Greenish above, whitish below, numerous orange or bluish bars descending obliquely downwards and backwards from back to anal, a green spot on gillcover, vertical fins spotted, anal edges with red.

Height 2 2/3 - 3 1/4, head 3 3/4 - 4 1/4 in length with caudal. Diameter of eye 3 1/4 - 3 1/2 in head, about equal to snout and much shorter than interorbital space. Soft dorsal and anal rounded or somewhat pointed and longer than last spine, both fins scaly at the base only. Caudal notched or truncate.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Trichopodus colisa Hamilton Buchanan 1822
Trichopodus bejeus Hamilton Buchanan
Trichopodus cotra Hamilton Buchanan
Colisa vulgaris Cuvier and Valenciennes 1831
Colisa bejeus Cuvier and Valenciennes
Colisa cotra Cuvier and Valenciennes
Polyacanthus fasciatus Cuvier and Valenciennes
Colisa ponticeriana Cuvier and Valenciennes
Trichogaster fasciatus Gunther 1861
Trichogaster fasciatus Day 1888
Trichogaster fasciatus Vinciguerra 1890
Trichogaster fasciatus Regan 1909

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• East Coast, Coromandel (Lat: 14) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• West Bengal, Estuaries of the Ganges (Lat: 7.22) (Long: 93.78) INDIA
• INDIA (Record: 1922)

Literature Source(s)
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On a collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 23012 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1922) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 4 410 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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