Parambassis siamensis  (Fowler, 1937)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
Etymology: Parambassis: Greek, para = near + Greek, ambassis, anabasis = climbing up (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: middle and lower Mekong basin and in lowland rivers throughout Thailand, the Malay Peninsula and Java, Indonesia (Ref. 10429). Has been successfully introduced to Singapore (Ref. 38466).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857); common length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

A conspicuous black blotch at the tip of the spinous dorsal fin; a dark vertically elongated blotch behind the upper extremity of the gill opening (may be very weak or absent); the second anal spine not much enlarged.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits medium to large-sized rivers and flooded fields of the middle Mekong (Ref. 12975). Found in the basin-wide tributary of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Occurs in lowland swamps and rivers (Ref. 57235). Oviparous (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Roberts, T.R., 1994. Systematic revision of tropical Asian freshwater glassperches (Ambassidae), with descriptions of three new species. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 42:263-290. (Ref. 10429)

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=0.01585 (0.00651 - 0.03856), 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   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .