Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Ambassidae
Etymology: Parambassis: Greek, para = near + Greek, ambassis, anabasis = climbing up (Ref. 45335); waikhomi: Named for Prof. Waikhom Vishwanath for his contributions to the ichthyology of freshwater fishes of northeastern India.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Loktak Lake, Chindwin basin in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93109)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 15;
Vertebrae: 24. Distinguished from all species of Parambassis by the following combination of characters: 58-60 lateral line scales; 9-10 pectoral fin rays; 19-20 gill rakers; two predorsal bones; presence of a vertically elongated humeral spot; maxilla reaches to ? of the orbit; 8.2-10.9 interorbital width; four preorbital ridge; 11 preorbital edge; six supraorbital ridge; 18 serrae at lower edge of preoperculum; 24 serrae at hind margin of preoperculum (Ref. 93109).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Geetakumari, K. and C. Basudha, 2012. Parambassis waikhomi, a new species of glassfish (Teleostei: Ambassidae) from Loktak Lake, northeastern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(14):3327-3332. (Ref. 93109)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00651 - 0.03363), b=2.98 (2.79 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .