Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Telmatherinidae
Etymology: Telmatherina: Greek, telma, -atos = swamp + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335); albolabiosus: The specific name 'albolabiosus' is a Latin word means white thick lips.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Lake Matano, south Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86891); 6.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 5 - 6;
soft rays: 11 - 12. Distinguished from all other congeners by its terminal mouth with milky-white thick lips which can be protruded. Additional characters useful in the identification include elongated head (35.3-39.1 %SL), elongated snout (11.1-13.0 %SL) and small interorbital width (7.0-8.7 %SL) (Ref. 86891).
Occurs in rocky habitat in small groups consisting of two to three fish (Ref. 86891).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tantu, F.Y. and J. Nilawati, 2008. Telmatherina albolabiosus, a new species of sailfin silversides (Acantherinigformes: Telmatherinidae) from Lake Matano, South Sulawesi. J. Biodiversity 1(1):20-26. (Ref. 86891)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .