Parambassis pulcinella Kottelat, 2003
Parambassis pulcinella
photo by Dubosc, J.

Family:  Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
Max. size:  7.97 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Myanmar; probably also in the headwaters of the same basin in Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 16-17; Vertebrae: 25-25. Conspicuous hump in front of first dorsal-fin origin, made by a very long, thin anterosuperior expansion of the supraoccipital spine. Predorsal area without scales. Both caudal fin lobe with a submarginal blackish stripe. Dorsal and anal fins with grey or black distal margins; first dorsal and anal fins with proximal row of spots. Dorsal-fin origin with a blackish, triangular blotch. A black stripe between the head and the predorsal blotch (Ref. 49523).
Biology:  Probably occurring in large streams with clear water, near rapids or large riffles (Ref. 49523).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 08 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 04.11.03
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.01.05

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