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: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Lake Matano, Sulawesi.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from the other species of Telmatherina by the combination of the following characters: second dorsal fin and anal fin posteriorly rounded; anterior tip of premaxilla not projecting; palatine edentulous; snout width 0.88-1.05 times in its length; 14-17 predorsal scales; 33-34 scales in longitudinal row; 14-17 1/2 branched anal rays. The conspicuous color pattern of both blue and yellow morph males and their courting behavior make them identifiable at once in the field (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) .