Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae
(Gouramies) > Luciocephalinae
Etymology: Parasphaerichthys: Greek, para = the side of + Greek sphere = sphere + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); lineatus: From Latin lineatus, referring to the conspicuous and diagnostic mid-lateral stripe. More on authors: Britz & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: southern Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47277)
(total): 2 - 4;
soft rays: 11 - 14;
Vertebrae: 25 - 26. Absence of lateral ocellus on middle of flank; presence of a conspicuous mid-lateral stripe; number of abdominal ribs usually 8 starting on second vertebra; and a single epural in the caudal fin. Posterior branch of first pelvic soft ray elongated as filament that projects slightly beyond fin membrane (Ref. 47277).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
In captivity, the male predominantly picks up the released egss from the bottom of the tank and stores them in a nest built beneath a projecting corner of a small stone. The nest has a number of small air bubbles and several dozen eggs that together formed a compact mass that adhered to the stone (Ref. 47277).
Britz, R. and M. Kottelat, 2002. Parasphaerichthys lineatus, a new species of labyrinth fish from southern Myanmar (Teleostei: Osphronemidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(3):243-250. (Ref. 47277)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 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) .