Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Phallostethidae
Etymology: Phenacostethus: Greek,phenax, -akos = decpetive + Greek, stetho, stethion = brest; literal = to prick a little breast (Ref. 45335). More on author: Myers.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Chao Phraya basin (Thailand) and coastal streams of south-east Thailand and Cambodia (Ref. 12041) and Mekong basin (Ref. 12693). Reported from Sumatra, Indonesia (Ref. 13275) and Malaysia (Ref. 57780).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A euryhaline species (Ref. 12041). Found in freshwater habitats in inland floodplains. Occur in marshes and swamps with plenty of aquatic submerged and floating vegetation. Feed on minute crustaceans and protozoans. Fertilization is internal and eggs are attached to the substrate via adhesive filaments (Ref. 43413). Caught only with the most finely meshed nets.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pelvic fins in males are modified to form part of a complex thoracic clasping organ (Ref. 205).
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .