Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Ambassidae
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
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49523)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Asia: Myanmar; probably also in the headwaters of the same basin in Thailand.
Probably occurring in large streams with clear water, near rapids or large riffles (Ref. 49523).
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.70000 (nan - nan), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .