Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Melanotaeniidae
(Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Etymology: Glossolepis: Greek, glossa = tongue + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335). More on author: Weber.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.6 - 8.2; dH range: 9 - 19; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 29°C - 30°C (Ref. 93818); 3°S - 4°S
Asia: Endemic to Lake Sentani in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 9.9, range 9 - 12 cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847); 10.0 cm SL (female)
Adults inhabit a lake in a hilly area of about 75 m elevation. Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51539).
Allen, G.R., 1991. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Publication, no. 9. 268 p. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 2847)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [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
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 910-3,122).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .