Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Glossamia: Greek, glossa = tongue + Greek, amia = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335); timika: Named after the type locality, Timika region in Papua New Guinea.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.2 - ?. Tropical; 29°C - ? (Ref. 80922)
Oceania: known only from the Minarjewi River basin, Timika Region, New Guinea, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80922)
Common in forest streams in Timika region, Papua New Guinea. Inactive during the day, usually hovering in sheltered locations, frequently among plants, aquatic (50% ground cover, e.g. Vallisneria, Limnophilia), tree roots, and dead branches.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., K.G. Hortle and S.J. Renyaan, 2000. Freshwater fishes of the Timika Region, New Guinea. Timika, Indonesia : Freeport Indonesia ; Roleystone, Western Australia : Tropical Reef Research; vii, 175 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 22 cm. (Ref. 80922)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00268 - 0.02582), b=3.14 (2.89 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .