Gymnochanda verae Tan & Lim, 2011
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 Family:  Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
 Max. size:  2.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia. Gymnochanda verae is currently known only from the Gantung area in the eastern part of Pulau Belitung, a large Indonesian island at the northwestern corner of the Java Sea, between the islands of Sumatra and Borneo (Ref. 88067).
 Diagnosis:  Gymnochanda verae can be differentiated from its congeners by the following characters: mature males with expanded anal and second dorsal fins, the soft rays of both fins extending to midway of the caudal fin, forming a triangular profile; the highly elongated rays of the anal and second dorsal fins joined throughout their length by the interradial membrane; up to half of the distal part of both the anal and the second dorsal fins carmine red in life (hyaline when preserved); distal half of both upper and lower caudal-fin lobes carmine red in life (hyaline when preserved); female without any elongated fin rays or colour. Gymnochanda verae also differs from its congeners apparently in having more serrae on its head: supraorbital ridge with 7 anterior serrae (vs. 0–5 anterior spines in the other species), preorbital ridge with 3 serrae (vs. 4 in G. flamea and 2 in G. limi); preopercular ridge with 7 serrae (vs. 1–4 in the other species); interopercle with 2 serrae (vs. none in G. limi and G. flamea); hind margin of preopercle with up to 9 serrae (vs. 1–5 in the other species). Information on head serrations on G. filamentosa are from Fraser-Brunner (1954: 210) and Boeseman (1957: 76), and on G. limi from Kottelat (1995: 56) (Ref. 88067).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 03.11.11
 Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 03.11.11

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