Teleostei (teleosts) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Ambassidae
Etymology: Ambassis: Derived from Greek, anabasis = climbing up (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Castelnau.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 20°C - 32°C (Ref. 2060)
Oceania: Australia and New Guinea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 3.0, range 3 - 3.5 cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Occurs along the vegetated margins of streams and swamps, often among dense aquatic vegetation (Ref. 44894). Feeds mainly on small crustaceans as well as on aquatic insects, juvenile fishes and algae (Ref. 5259).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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=0.01230 (0.00515 - 0.02940), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.46 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).