Pseudambassis ranga [Status Unaccepted]   (Hamilton-Buchanan)  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Ambassidae

Description
Size (male): 8.0 cm TL

Dioecious, external fertilization, nonguarders of eggs, open water/substratum egg scatterers. Produces up to 500 eggs.


Synonym (s)
Ambassis alta Cuvier, 1828
Ambassis barlovi Sykes, 1841
Ambassis lala Cuvier, 1828
Ambassis ranga Cuvier, 1828
Chanda lala Hamilton, 1822
Chanda ranga Hamilton, 1822
Pseudambassis ranga Talwar & Jhingran, 1991
Ambassis alta Cuvier, 1828
(Junior synonym)
Ambassis barlovi Sykes, 1839
(Junior synonym)
Ambassis lala (non Hamilton, 1822)
(Misapplied name)
Ambassis notatus Blyth, 1860
(Junior synonym)
Ambassis ranga (Hamilton, 1822)
(Senior synonym)
Chanda lala (non Hamilton, 1822)
(Misapplied name)
Chanda ranga Hamilton, 1822
(Senior synonym)
Parambassis ranga (Hamilton, 1822)
(Senior synonym)
Pseudambassis lala (non Hamilton, 1822)
Pseudambassis notatus (Blyth, 1860)
(Junior synonym)
Pseudambassis ranga (Hamilton, 1822)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Dwarf Glass Perchlet (English)
• Ranga-chanda (Bengali)
• Indian Glassy Fish (English)
• Chanda (Hindi)
• Chandra (Hindi)
• Channari (Hindi)
• Ranga-chanda (Hindi)
• Bachanike (Kannada)
• Bachanike Meenu (Kannada)
• Sipari Meenu (Kannada)
• Arinjil (Malayalam)
• Chembardi (Marathi)
• Chendari (Marathi)
• Kachki (Marathi)
• Lal-chandee (Oriya)
• Chitti-kangi (Punjabi)
• Kannadi Meen (Tamil)
• Kaka-semmel (Tamil)
• Sonnel (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Subsistence fisheries, aquarium)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Mainly animals

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Menon, AGK (1999) Checklist: Fresh water fishes of India Occasional paper no. 175 ZSI, Kolkata 366 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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