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Parambassis ranga  (Hamilton, 1822)

Indian glassy fish
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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).

Issue
Place in the genus Pseudambassis Bleeker, 1874 in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 8.0; dH range: 9 - 19; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 20°C - 30°C (Ref. 1672); 38°N - 1°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1479)

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Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia (Ref. 4833) and Nepal (Ref. 9496).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in sluggish and standing water. A common species proliferating in impoundments. Most abundant during the rainy season. Feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 12693), worms and crustaceans (Ref. 7020). Breeds everywhere during the rains. Builds a nest and guards its young. Rare in markets and often found in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Produces up to 500 eggs.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Roberts, T.R., 1994. Systematic revision of tropical Asian freshwater glassperches (Ambassidae), with descriptions of three new species. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 42:263-290. (Ref. 10429)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | Public aquariums | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

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 (0.00780 - 0.05101), b=3.01 (2.79 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity. Fec=500.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.