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Glossamia aprion  (Richardson, 1842)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Glossamia: Greek, glossa = tongue + Greek, amia = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 12 - 20.   Tropical; 23°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060); 3°S - 19°S

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Asia and Oceania: New Guinea and Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847); common length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit still or gently flowing water of streams, pools, lakes, swamps and reservoirs, usually in well vegetated, shallow margins. Tolerant of temperatures to at least 38°C and pH range of 4.5-8.1 (Ref. 44894). Commonly found in rivers, creeks and lagoons. Nocturnal species (Ref. 7300). Solitary, carnivore. Most of its time is spent sitting motionless among plant cover waiting to ambush small fishes and crustaceans. Aquatic and terrestrial insects are also consumed (Ref. 44894). Males are mouthbrooders (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

The male is the mouthbrooder (Ref. 2060). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205). Also Ref. 240.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00498 - 0.02415), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .