Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Telmatherinidae
Etymology: Paratherina: Greek, para = side, in the side, near + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335).
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Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; non-migratory. Tropical; 2°S - 3°S
Asia: Lakes Towuti and Mahalona, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14. Distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: mouth directed upwards; 35-38 scales in longitudinal row; ethmoid elongate; and 13-14 branched anal rays (Ref. 7304).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [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
): 3.2 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .