Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Atherinidae
(Silversides) > Craterocephalinae
Etymology: Sashatherina: Named after the first author's son Sasha, who has assisted his father frequently on collecting trips without any official acknowledgement so far of his being so helpful.; giganteus: Named 'giganteus' to refer to the unusual size of this species as most Old World Atherinidae rarely
exceed 10 cm SL.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86256)
Morphology | Morphometrics
The species in this genus possess very numerous small scales with a maximum midlateral scale count of 60 and up to 17 rows of transverse scales; all scales crenulated; lower jaw very pronounced, protruding beyond the anterior border of the premaxilla; eye quite small (Ref. 86256).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Indonesia, West Papua.
Anectodal reports for maximum length reach 35 cm TL (Ref. 86256).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ivantsoff, W. and G.R. Allen, 2011. A new species and genus of a large and unusual freshwater hardyhead, Sashatherina giganteus (Pisces: Atherinidae) from West Papua, Indonesia and a comparison with its closest relatives of the genus Craterocephalus. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 17(1):43-57. (Ref. 86256)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .