Ambassis buruensis Bleeker, 1856
Buru glass perchlet
Ambassis buruensis
photo by Hazes, B.

Family:  Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
Max. size:  8.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 2 m,
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Thailand to Indonesia and the Philippines (Ref. 12693), New Guinea (Ref. 2847) and the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Cheek scales in 2 rows. Lateral line strongly curved midway and runs long with a silvery mid-lateral band. Lower margin of interoperculum with a single spine.
Biology:  Adults occur in brackish mangrove estuaries and lower reaches of freshwater streams (Ref. 2847, 37816). Probably feed on small insects, crustaceans and other invertebrates. Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.07.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.04.18

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