New species belonging to the Splenden complex group
Hey guys today i just want to share a newly discovered wild type belonging to the splenden complex group to you guys. Some of you might know already some might not. This type is found in Eastern Thailand near Chonburi, Kabinburi and a few smaller town near there. When first found researchers say it was a wild hybrid of imbellis and splenden but they checked again because imbellis is not found in Thailand so many DNA test had been done and they found out that the wild fish they had found was not a hybrid of splendens and imbellis but a new speices. My thai friend (one of the researchers) told me that him and his friends(team) had killed hundreds of this wild type just to determined if this is a new species or not. Now i know many of you might say that its really cruel but it still had to be done and good thing its not you whos doing all the killing(hahahaha). The Scientific name for this betta is Siamorientalis. Many of my thai friends or the locals there call it Kabinburi and black imbellis. Why those names? Because the very first one was found in Kabinburi as for the name black imbellis, because this betta has everything that a imbellis has except for the emerald gill cover head on an imbellis instead it has an all black head so thats why locals call it black imbellis
Hope you guys enjoyed read this and learning of a new species to the splenden group sorry if some parts dont make sense to you guys without commas and quotations hahahaa but yea
Last edited by Setsuna; 02-05-2013 at 05:05 PM.