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The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.




Trichogaster fasciata
Trichogaster fasciata
(banded gourami)
Fishes
Exotic
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Trichogaster fasciata Bloch and Schneider, 1801

Common name: banded gourami

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Identification: A key and distinguishing characteristics were given in Talwar and Jhingran (1992); distinguishing characteristics were also provided by Sterba (1973). Color photographs of live fish appear in Axelrod et al. (1985) and on FishBase.

Size: 12 cm.

Native Range: Tropical Asia. Bengal, Burma, Thailand and the Malay Peninsula (Sterba 1973); northern India, Nepal, and Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Burma (Jayaram 1981; Talwar and Jhingran 1992).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences:

Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Trichogaster fasciata are found here.

StateYear of earliest observationYear of last observationTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
Florida199919991South Atlantic-Gulf Region
Pennsylvania19841984*

Table last updated 10/4/2018

† Populations may not be currently present.

* HUCs are not listed for states where the observation(s) cannot be approximated to a HUC (e.g. state centroids or Canadian provinces).


Means of Introduction: Probable aquarium releases.

Status: Failed in Florida and Pennsylvania.

Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.

Remarks: No known voucher specimens.

References: (click for full references)

Axelrod, H. R., W. E. Burgess, N. Pronek, and J. G. Walls. 1985. Dr. Axelrod's atlas of freshwater aquarium fishes. Tropical Fish Hobbyist Publications, Inc., Neptune City, NJ.

Courtenay, W. R., Jr., and D. A. Hensley. 1979a. Survey of introduced non-native fishes. Phase I Report. Introduced exotic fishes in North America: status 1979. Report Submitted to National Fishery Research Laboratory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gainesville, FL.

Courtenay, W. R., Jr., and J. R. Stauffer, Jr. 1990. The introduced fish problem and the aquarium fish industry. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 21(3):145-159.

Courtenay, W. R., Jr., D. A. Hensley, J. N. Taylor, and J. A. McCann. 1984. Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States. Pages 41-77 in W. R. Courtenay, Jr., and J. R. Stauffer, Jr., editors. Distribution, biology and management of exotic fishes. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Courtenay, W. R., Jr., D. P. Jennings, and J. D. Williams. 1991. Appendix 2: exotic fishes. Pages 97-107 in Robins, C. R., R. M. Bailey, C. E. Bond, J. R. Brooker, E. A. Lachner, R. N. Lea, and W. B. Scott. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada, 5th edition. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 20. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

Jayaram, K. C., 1981. The freshwater fishes of India: a handbook. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, India.

Shafland, P. 2004. A list of exotic fishes collected from Florida fresh waters http://floridafisheries.com/Fishes/Exotic%20List.html

Shiffer, C.N. - Herpetology and Endangered Species Coordinator, Pennsylvania Fish Commission, Bellfonte, PA. 1992. Response to NBS-G non-indigenous questionaire and (letter dated 4 Jan 1979 to W. Courtenay).

Sterba, G. 1973. Freshwater fishes of the world. English translation and revision from German. Two volumes. Tropical Fish Hobbyist Publications, Inc., Neptune City, NJ.

Talwar, P. K., and A. G. Jhingran, editors. 1992. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Two volumes.

Other Resources:
FishBase Summary

Author: Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller

Revision Date: 6/7/2012

Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016

Citation Information:
Leo Nico, and Pam Fuller, 2018, Trichogaster fasciata Bloch and Schneider, 1801: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=327, Revision Date: 6/7/2012, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 12/13/2018

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