Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Ambassidae
Etymology: Chanda: Greek, chandon = with the mouth opened (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 38°N - 6°N
Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41236)
Found in standing and running waters; clear streams, canals, beels, ponds, and inundated paddy fields. Abundant during rainy season (Ref. 1479). This species could effectively be used in the control of guinea worms and also for malarial control. These small, bony, fleshy fishes are sold in heaps along with other small fishes in the market. Popular for aquarium purposes (Ref. 44325).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 1994. Systematic revision of tropical Asian freshwater glassperches (Ambassidae), with descriptions of three new species. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 42:263-290. (Ref. 10429)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: public aquariums
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00770 - 0.01424), b=2.90 (2.82 - 2.98), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.54 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 458 [136, 1,284] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.56 [0.77, 3.87] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.5 [15.8, 19.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.548 [0.226, 1.344] g/100g ; Selenium = 32.7 [12.1, 90.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 120 [29, 489] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.81 [1.08, 2.92] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.