Betta nuluhon - new fighting fish species discovered in Sabah



A new species of fighting fish, Betta nuluhon, was found in Sabah’s Crocker Range area recently, the Sabah Forestry Department disclosed in a statement today.

Nur Syafiqah Shamsul Kamal, a research officer from the department, working in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and local non-governmental organisation, Forever Sabah, described this new species of fighting fish as Betta nuluhon -- ‘nuluhon’ meaning ‘hill’ in the Dusun language.

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