Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Tonlesapia: Named for Lake Tonle Sap in Cambodia.; amnica: The specific name amnica is a feminine Latin adjective meaning pertaining to a river. The name is used in reference to the riverine habitat of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 11°N - 10°N, 105°E - 106°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87929)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Tonlesapia amnica differs from its only congener, T. tsukawakii, in having the infraorbital canal extending beyond (vs. not reaching) ventral margin of orbit, a more slender body (7.2–13.5% SL vs. 14.3–15.0) and caudal peduncle (4.4–5.2% SL vs. 5.1–6.3), a smaller eye (6.5–8.3% SL vs. 8.7–9.2) and more dorsal-fin rays (9–10 vs. 8) (Ref. 87929).
The Song Hau Giang which is a branch of the Mekong River also known as the Bassac River is fairly clear, slow flowing (current about 0.2 ms-1) and wide (2 km) with a sand and silt bottom. This species has also been collected from brackish habitats and is the third species of Indo-Pacific callionymid known to inhabit freshwaters (the other species being Callionymus fluviatilis and T. tsukawakii) (Ref. 87929).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and W.J. Rainboth, 2011. Tonlesapia amnica, a new species of dragonet (Teleostei: Callionymidae) from the Mekong delta. Zootaxa, 3052:62-68. (Ref. 87929)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00395 - 0.02652), b=2.96 (2.74 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .