Ambassis agassizii  Steindachner, 1867

Agassiz's glassfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
Etymology: Ambassis: Derived from Greek, anabasis = climbing up (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Steindachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical; 23°S - 35°S (Ref. 86699)

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Oceania: endemic to Australia: New South Wales ( Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal), Queensland (Murray-Darling basin, NE costal), South Australia (Murray-Darling basin), Victoria (Murray-Darling basin); known only from limital area, Rockhampton, Queensland (23°22'S) to Lake Hiawatha, New South Wales(29°48'S) and Murray-Darling system as far south and west as Swan Reach, South Australia (34°34'S, 139°36'E).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit streams, ponds, swamps (Ref. 5259, 44894), rivers, creeks, reservoirs and drainage ditches (Ref. 44894); occurring in areas with plenty of weed cover at temperatures from 18°-27°C. Feed on small crustaceans. Spawn early in the morning: males display fins while chasing the female, swimming in a zigzag pattern. Demersal eggs are deposited and fertilized on vegetation with larvae hatching after 24 hours (Ref. 7311). Similar in appearance to A. agrammus and A. mulleri.

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 2906)




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00549 - 0.03312), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.86).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .