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Parambassis pulcinella  Kottelat, 2003

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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);  pulcinella: Named for Pulcinella (= Punchinello), a humpback character of 'commedia dell 'arte'; noun in apposition..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49523)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16 - 17; Vertebrae: 25. Conspicuous hump in front of first dorsal-fin origin, made by a very long, thin anterosuperior expansion of the supraoccipital spine. Predorsal area without scales. Both caudal fin lobe with a submarginal blackish stripe. Dorsal and anal fins with grey or black distal margins; first dorsal and anal fins with proximal row of spots. Dorsal-fin origin with a blackish, triangular blotch. A black stripe between the head and the predorsal blotch (Ref. 49523).

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Asia: Myanmar; probably also in the headwaters of the same basin in Thailand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Probably occurring in large streams with clear water, near rapids or large riffles (Ref. 49523).

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Kottelat, M., 2003. Parambassis pulcinella, a new species of glassperch (Teleostei: Ambassidae) from the Ataran River basin (Myanmar), with comments on the family-group names Ambassidae, Chandidae and Bogodidae. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(1):9-18. (Ref. 49523)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

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=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.