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); arguni: The species is named arguni with reference to the type locality, which is situated in the Arguni Bay region (Ref. 87316).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 3°S - 4°S, 133°E - 134°E
Asia: West Papua Province, Indonesia. Known only from freswater streams in the Arguni Bay region. This location represents the farthest west record for the genus on the island of New Guinea and is situated approximately 130 km north-west of Lake Yamur, the previous limit of distribution (Ref. 87316).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87316)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Sides of the body with 5 broad bars. Scales on lateral line 43-45. Dorsal fin with 9 soft rays (Ref. 87316).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hadiaty, R.K. and G.R. Allen, 2011. Glossamia arguni, a new species of freshwater cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from West Papua Province, Indonesia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 17(3):173-180. (Ref. 87316)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00268 - 0.02702), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .