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Family: Ambassidae Asiatic glassfishes



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Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Ambassis agassizii
[Agassiz's glassfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Ambassis agrammus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ambassis agrammus
[Sailfin glass perchlet]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Ambassis ambassis (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by King, D.R.
 
Ambassis ambassis
[Commerson's glassy]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL
Ambassis buruensis Bleeker, 1856

Photo by Photo by Hazes, B.
 
Ambassis buruensis
[Buru glass perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Ambassis buton
[Buton glassy perchlet]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ambassis dussumieri Cuvier, 1828

Photo by Photo by Keith, P.
 
Ambassis dussumieri
[Malabar glassy perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Ambassis elongata
[Elongate glassfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Ambassis fontoynonti
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Ambassis gymnocephalus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Ambassis gymnocephalus
[Bald glassy]



Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Ambassis interrupta Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Ambassis interrupta
[Long-spined glass perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Ambassis jacksoniensis
[Port Jackson glassfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL
Ambassis kopsii Bleeker, 1858

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Ambassis kopsii
[Singapore glassy perchlet]



Oceania
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Ambassis macleayi (Castelnau, 1878)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ambassis macleayi
[Macleay's glass perchlet]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Ambassis macracanthus Bleeker, 1849

Photo by Photo by Purushottama, G.B.
 
Ambassis macracanthus
[Estuarine glass perchlet]



Oceania
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Ambassis marianus Günther, 1880

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Ambassis marianus
[Estuary glassfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL
Ambassis miops Günther, 1872

Photo by Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Ambassis miops
[Flag-tailed glass perchlet]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Ambassis nalua (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Ambassis nalua
[Scalloped perchlet]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Ambassis natalensis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ambassis natalensis
[Slender glassy]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Ambassis urotaenia Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ambassis urotaenia
[Banded-tail glassy perchlet]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Ambassis vachellii Richardson, 1846

Photo by Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Ambassis vachellii
[Vachelli's glass perchlet]



Asia
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Chanda nama Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.
 
Chanda nama
[Elongate glass-perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Denariusa australis
[Pennyfish]



Asia
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Gymnochanda filamentosa Fraser-Brunner, 1955

Photo by Photo by Calypso Photolibrary
 
Gymnochanda filamentosa
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Gymnochanda flamea
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Gymnochanda limi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Gymnochanda ploegi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Gymnochanda verae
[]



Asia
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Paradoxodacna piratica Roberts, 1989

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Paradoxodacna piratica
[]
No picture found


 
Parambassis alleni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Parambassis altipinnis
[High-finned glass perchlet]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Parambassis apogonoides (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Parambassis apogonoides
[Iridescent glassy perchlet]



Asia
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Parambassis baculis (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.
 
Parambassis baculis
[Himalayan glassy perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Parambassis bistigmata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Parambassis confinis
[Sepik glass perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Parambassis dayi
[Day's glassy perchlet]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Parambassis gulliveri (Castelnau, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Muséum-Aquarium de Nancy/B. Alenda
 
Parambassis gulliveri
[Giant glassfish]



Asia
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Parambassis lala (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Mahalder, B.
 
Parambassis lala
[Highfin glassy perchlet]



Asia
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Parambassis macrolepis (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Parambassis macrolepis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL
Parambassis pulcinella Kottelat, 2003

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Parambassis pulcinella
[]



Asia
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL
Parambassis ranga (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Greco, F.M.
 
Parambassis ranga
[Indian glassy fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Parambassis serrata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Parambassis siamensis (Fowler, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Parambassis siamensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Parambassis tenasserimensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Parambassis thomassi (Day, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, J.A.
 
Parambassis thomassi
[Western Ghat glassy perchlet]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm NG
Parambassis vollmeri Roberts, 1995

Photo by Photo by Kulabtong, S.
 
Parambassis vollmeri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Parambassis waikhomi
[]



Asia
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Parambassis wolffii (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Parambassis wolffii
[Duskyfin glassy perchlet]
No picture found


 
Pseudambassis roberti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Tetracentrum apogonoides
[Four-spined glass perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Tetracentrum caudovittatus
[Kokoda glass perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Tetracentrum honessi
[Honess' glass perchlet]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ambassis agassizii Agassiz's glassfish Oceania 7.5 SL 1867
Ambassis agrammus Sailfin glass perchlet Oceania 7.5 SL 1867
Ambassis ambassis Commerson's glassy Africa 15 TL 1802
Ambassis buruensis Buru glass perchlet Western Pacific 8.2 TL 1856
Ambassis buton Buton glassy perchlet Asia 5 SL 1918
Ambassis dussumieri Malabar glassy perchlet Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1828
Ambassis elongata Elongate glassfish Oceania 7.5 TL 1878
Ambassis fontoynonti Africa 6 TL 1932
Ambassis gymnocephalus Bald glassy Indo-West Pacific 16 TL 1802
Ambassis interrupta Long-spined glass perchlet Asia 12 TL 1853
Ambassis jacksoniensis Port Jackson glassfish Southwest Pacific 7 SL 1881
Ambassis kopsii Singapore glassy perchlet Indo-Pacific 10.2 TL 1858
Ambassis macleayi Macleay's glass perchlet Oceania 9 SL 1878
Ambassis macracanthus Estuarine glass perchlet Asia and Oceania 10.5 SL 1849
Ambassis marianus Estuary glassfish Oceania 10 SL 1880
Ambassis miops Flag-tailed glass perchlet Indo-West Pacific 10.3 TL 1872
Ambassis nalua Scalloped perchlet Asia and Oceania 12.5 TL 1822
Ambassis natalensis Slender glassy Western Indian Ocean 9 SL 1908
Ambassis urotaenia Banded-tail glassy perchlet Indo-Pacific 14 TL 1852
Ambassis vachellii Vachelli's glass perchlet Indo-West Pacific. 6.5 SL 1846
Chanda nama Elongate glass-perchlet Asia 11 TL 1822
Denariusa australis Pennyfish Oceania 4.5 SL 1867
Gymnochanda filamentosa Asia 3.8 SL 1955
Gymnochanda flamea Asia 2.3 SL 1995
Gymnochanda limi Asia 2.2 SL 1995
Gymnochanda ploegi Asia 2.8 SL 2014
Gymnochanda verae Asia 2.6 SL 2011
Paradoxodacna piratica Asia 9 SL 1989
Parambassis alleni Asia 1993
Parambassis altipinnis High-finned glass perchlet Asia 12 SL 1982
Parambassis apogonoides Iridescent glassy perchlet Asia 10 SL 1851
Parambassis baculis Himalayan glassy perchlet Asia 5 SL 1822
Parambassis bistigmata Asia 4.1 SL 2012
Parambassis confinis Sepik glass perchlet Asia and Oceania 10 SL 1913
Parambassis dayi Day's glassy perchlet Asia 17.5 TL 1874
Parambassis gulliveri Giant glassfish Asia and Oceania 24 SL 1878
Parambassis lala Highfin glassy perchlet Asia 4 TL 1822
Parambassis macrolepis Asia 9.7 SL 1856
Parambassis pulcinella Asia 8.0 SL 2003
Parambassis ranga Indian glassy fish Asia 8.2 TL 1822
Parambassis serrata Asia 6.0 SL 2015
Parambassis siamensis Asia 7.5 SL 1937
Parambassis tenasserimensis Asia 6.6 SL 1995
Parambassis thomassi Western Ghat glassy perchlet Asia 12 SL 1870
Parambassis vollmeri Asia 8 NG 1995
Parambassis waikhomi Asia 4.0 SL 2012
Parambassis wolffii Duskyfin glassy perchlet Asia 20 SL 1850
Pseudambassis roberti Asia 1993
Tetracentrum apogonoides Four-spined glass perchlet Oceania 12.5 SL 1883
Tetracentrum caudovittatus Kokoda glass perchlet Oceania 11 SL 1935
Tetracentrum honessi Honess' glass perchlet Oceania 11.5 SL 1945



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