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Ambassis ambassis  (Lacepède, 1802)

Commerson's glassy
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
Etymology: Ambassis: Derived from Greek, anabasis = climbing up (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical

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Africa: South Africa to Kenya, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 5.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4318)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11. With a single supraorbital spine. Rostral spine absent. Preopercle ridge and rear margin serrate. Interopercle edge smooth except for few small serrae at angle. Cheek scales, 2-3 rows. Predorsal scales 13-18. Lateral line continuous.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Tolerant of freshwater when water temperature is within 7-32°C (Ref. 7248, 79840). Tends to be more tolerant of lower temperatures in water of low salinity (2ppt) than in seawater (Ref. 7248). Feeds at night on crustaceans, fish fry and larvae and insects (Ref. 7248). Salt dried and eaten in some countries (Ref. 12484)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Fricke, R., 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p. (Ref. 33390)

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=0.01698 (0.00848 - 0.03403), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.56 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .