Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Ambassidae
Etymology: Parambassis: Greek, para = near + Greek, ambassis, anabasis = climbing up (Ref. 45335); pulcinella: Named for Pulcinella (= Punchinello), a humpback character of 'commedia dell 'arte'; noun in apposition..
More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Asia: Myanmar; probably also in the headwaters of the same basin in Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49523)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 17;
Vertebrae: 25. Conspicuous hump in front of first dorsal-fin origin, made by a very long, thin anterosuperior expansion of the supraoccipital spine. Predorsal area without scales. Both caudal fin lobe with a submarginal blackish stripe. Dorsal and anal fins with grey or black distal margins; first dorsal and anal fins with proximal row of spots. Dorsal-fin origin with a blackish, triangular blotch. A black stripe between the head and the predorsal blotch (Ref. 49523).
Probably occurring in large streams with clear water, near rapids or large riffles (Ref. 49523).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2003. Parambassis pulcinella, a new species of glassperch (Teleostei: Ambassidae) from the Ataran River basin (Myanmar), with comments on the family-group names Ambassidae, Chandidae and Bogodidae. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(1):9-18. (Ref. 49523)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00613 - 0.03255), b=2.96 (2.77 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).