Ambassis agrammus  Günther, 1867

Sailfin glass perchlet
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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: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Tropical; 22°C - 38°C (Ref. 2847); 3°S - 16°S

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Oceania: Two isolated populations, Northern Territory coastal streams from Victoria River to McArthur River and Cape York Peninsula, Queensland north of about 15°S. Also recorded from central southern New Guinea (Ref. 5259, 2847).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - 3.5 cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 10

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in streams, ponds, and swamps (Ref. 5259). Inhabits rivers and creeks flowing through rainforest, sometimes in stagnant pools or slowly flowing rivulets. Also occurs along the margins of swamps and lakes. Usually forms large aggregations that shelter among aquatic vegetation. The breeding season coincides with the onset of monsoonal spring rains (Ref. 44894). Feeds on micro-crustaceans, insects, small arachnids, fish and algae (Ref. 2847).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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




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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   ±0.43 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .