Estuary Glassfish, Ambassis marianus Günther 1880


Other Names: Estuary Perchlet, Glass Perch, Mary Perchlet, Ramsay's Glassfish, Ramsay's Perchlet, Yellow Perchlet

Estuary Glassfish, Ambassis marianus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A translucent silvery glassfish with dusky scale margins.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Ambassis marianus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1584

Estuary Glassfish, Ambassis marianus Günther 1880

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Distribution

Endemic to eastern Australia from Maryborough, Queensland, to the Gippsland Lakes, Victoria. Inhabits estuaries, mangrove-lines tidal creeks and the lower reaches of freshwater streams. Individuals commonly aggregate among mangrove roots, log snags and aquatic vegetation.

Features

Dorsal fin VII-VIII +  9-10; Anal fin III, 10-11; Vertebrae 24. 
Adults with 2-4 supraorbital spines, a short-based and deeply notched dorsal fin.

Species Citation

Ambassis marianus Günther, 1880. Rept Sci. Res. H.M.S. Challenger 1873–1876, Zoology 1(6): 32. Type locality: Mary River, QLD.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Estuary Glassfish, Ambassis marianus Günther 1880

References


Allen, G.R. 1996. Family Chandidae. pp. 146-149 in McDowall, R.M. (ed.) Freshwater Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Sydney : Reed Books 247 pp.

Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & Allen, M. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 394 pp.

Allen, G.R. & Burgess, W.E. 1990. A review of the glass-fishes (Ambassidae) of Australia and New Guinea. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 34: 139-206.

Jenkins, A., Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H. 2009. Ambassis marianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. . Downloaded on 12 May 2015.

De Vis, C.W. 1884. New Australian fishes in the Queensland Museum. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1 9(2): 389-400 (p. 394, as Pseudambassis convexus)

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp.

Grant, E.M. 2002. Guide to Fishes. Redcliffe : EM Grant Pty Ltd 880 pp.

Günther, A. 1880. Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H.M.S Challenger, in the years 1872–1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger 1873–1876, Zoology 1(6): 1-82 pls 1-32


Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762.

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.

Macleay, W.J. 1881. Descriptive catalogue of the fishes of Australia. Part 1. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1 5(3): 302-444 (p. 340, as Pseudoambassis ramsayi)


Marsden, G.E. 1986. Fish larvae recruitment into Tuggerah Lakes. The University of New South Wales. BSc. thesis.

Miskiewicz, A.G. 1987. Taxonomy and ecology of fish larvae in Lake Macquarie and New South Wales coastal waters. University of New South Wales, Sydney. Ph.D. thesis.

Neira, F.J., Miskiewicz, A.G. & Trnski, T. 1998. Larvae of temperate Australian fishes: laboratory guide for larval fish identification. University of Western Australia Press. 474 pp.

Whitley, G.P. 1935. Fishes from Princess Charlotte Bay, North Queensland. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 5(3): 345-365 figs 1-11 (p. 357, misidentified as Austrochanda macleayi)

Whitley, G.P. 1956. List of native freshwater fishes of Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1954-55: 39-47.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37310018

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Habitat:Estuarine to freshwater

Max Size:10 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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