Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Telmatherinidae
Etymology: Telmatherina: Greek, telma, -atos = swamp + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335). More on author: Weber.
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Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; non-migratory; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 2°S - 3°S
Asia: Lake Matano, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Anal and second dorsal fins pointed. Distinguished from Telmatherina opudi, Telmatherina sarasinorum, Telmatherina wahjui and Telmatherina obscura by its greater length (largest specimen known is 68.6 mm SL, vs 60.8) and by its gillrakers which are quite normally developed in small specimens but becomes reduced to a short knob in most of the largest specimens (Ref. 7305).
Largest of the telmatherinids from Lake Matano; very short gill-rakers (Ref. 7305)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .