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Gymnochanda ploegi  Tan & Lim, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)
Etymology: ploegi: Named for Alex Ploeg, a good friend, fellow taxonomist, advisor and fellow conservationist against alien aquatic species; for his services to the ornamental fish trade in this region and abroad in his role as the Secretary General of the Ornamental Fish International; who unfortunately perished in a terrible tragedy over Ukraine on 17 July 2014.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Sanggau and Kapuas Lakes regions in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97398)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11; Vertebrae: 25. Distinguished from all other species of Gymnochanda by the following characters: mature males have pinkish body with dorsal half suffused with reddish pigments, anal and second dorsal fins expanded with their soft rays also expanded to reach 2/3 of caudal fin forming a crescentic profile, without any individual fin ray free from the interradial fin membrane; anterior part to whole of both anal and second dorsal fins maroon red in life, with posterior portion of distal rays black forming a crescentic pattern (hyaline when preserved); caudal fin entirely lightly suffused with red in life (hyaline when preserved); females possess yellowish body suffused with reddish pigments without any fin elongation (hyaline when preserved), both dorsal fins suffused with reddish pigments (hyaline when preserved) (Ref. 97398).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in pools with still water near swamp forest and riverine systems (Ref. 97398).

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Tan, H.H. and K.K.P. Lim, 2014. Gymnochanda ploegi, a new species of ambassid glassperch from West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62:688-695. (Ref. 97398)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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