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Ambassis miops  Günther, 1872

Flag-tailed glass perchlet
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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).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - ? m.   Tropical; 26°N - 27°S, 75°E - 172°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Resembles A. urotaenia, but differs in having large eye, and a gently-rounded snout. Eye diameter over 30% and interorbital width over 20% of head length. Cheek scales in 2 rows. Attains 8 cm TL.

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Indo-West Pacific: India to New Guinea and New Caledonia, north to the Ryukyu Islands. Reported from Samoa (Ref. 592).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits clear, flowing creeks, usually within 20 kilometers of the sea (Ref. 44894). Commonly found in brackish waters and river mouths. Occurs near mangroves, stagnant and running freshwater (Ref. 7300) and coastal areas (Ref. 45255). This species has a marine larval stage, judging from its broad distribution. One of the best viewing areas is at the Freshwater creek picnic ground in Cairns, where individuals frequently aggregate along the vegetated stream margin (Ref. 44894).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming Fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.