Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Ambassidae
Etymology: ploegi: Named for Alex Ploeg, a good friend, fellow taxonomist, advisor and fellow conservationist against alien aquatic species; for his services to the ornamental fish trade in this region and abroad in his role as the Secretary General of the Ornamental Fish International; who unfortunately perished in a terrible tragedy over Ukraine on 17 July 2014.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Sanggau and Kapuas Lakes regions in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97398)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 25. Distinguished from all other species of Gymnochanda by the following characters: mature males have pinkish body with dorsal half suffused with reddish pigments, anal and second dorsal fins expanded with their soft rays also expanded to reach 2/3 of caudal fin forming a crescentic profile, without any individual fin ray free from the interradial fin membrane; anterior part to whole of both anal and second dorsal fins maroon red in life, with posterior portion of distal rays black forming a crescentic pattern (hyaline when preserved); caudal fin entirely lightly suffused with red in life (hyaline when preserved); females possess yellowish body suffused with reddish pigments without any fin elongation (hyaline when preserved), both dorsal fins suffused with reddish pigments (hyaline when preserved) (Ref. 97398).
Found in pools with still water near swamp forest and riverine systems (Ref. 97398).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tan, H.H. and K.K.P. Lim, 2014. Gymnochanda ploegi, a new species of ambassid glassperch from West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62:688-695. (Ref. 97398)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00549 - 0.03312), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .