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Ambassis urotaenia  Bleeker, 1852

Banded-tail glassy perchlet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
Etymology: Ambassis: Derived from Greek, anabasis = climbing up (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Philippines, Fiji and Carolines, north to Sagami Bay, Japan (Ref. 559).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Body all silvery and translucent with a dusky midlateral band. Back margin evenly dark. Membrane between 2nd and 3rd dorsal spine blackish. Mouth strongly oblique. Margin almost straight from the origin of the 1st dorsal snout.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in brackish waters near river mouths where it occurs in schools; sometimes found in upper streams (Ref. 559). Mainly marine but enters rivers (Ref. 4967).

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Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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