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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea
Familia: Ambassidae
Genus: Parambassis
Species: P. altipinnis - P. apogonoides - P. confinis - P. dayi - P. gulliveri - P. lala - P. macrolepis - P. pulcinella - P. ranga - P. siamensis - P. tenasserimensis - P. thomassi - P. vollmeri - P. wolffii


Parambassis (Bleeker, 1874)


* Parambassis Report on ITIS
* FishBase link : genus Parambassis (Mirror site) (+species list)

Vernacular names

Parambassis, is a genus of freshwater fish in the Asiatic glassfish family (Ambassidae) of order Perciformes. The type species is the iridescent glassy perchlet (P. apogonoides).

These fishes originate mostly from Southeast Asia, but the species range across the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones, from Pakistan and India down through Indonesia, New Guinea, and Australia.

The Parambassis species range in maximum size from 3 - 20 cm (1.2 - 7.9 in), but they are similar in appearance, with a lozenge-shaped form, typical perciform fins, and semi-transparent or transparent body.

Several of the species are common food fish in local markets, and some (most notably the Indian glassy fish, Parambassis ranga) are kept as aquarium fish.


High-finned glass perchlet, Parambassis altipinnis Allen, 1982
Iridescent glassy perchlet, Parambassis apogonoides (Bleeker, 1851)
Sepik glassy perchlet, Parambassis confinis (Weber, 1913)
Day's glassy perchlet, Parambassis dayi (Bleeker, 1874)
Giant glassfish, Parambassis gulliveri (Castelnau, 1878)
Highfin glassy perchlet, Parambassis lala (Hamilton, 1822)
Parambassis macrolepis (Bleeker, 1857)
Parambassis pulcinella Kottelat, 2003
Indian glassy fish, Parambassis ranga (Hamilton, 1822)
Parambassis siamensis (Fowler, 1937)
Parambassis tenasserimensis Roberts, 1994
Western Ghat glassy perchlet, Parambassis thomasi (Day, 1870)
Parambassis vollmeri Roberts, 1994
Duskyfin glassy perchlet, Parambassis wolffii (Bleeker, 1851)


Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). Species of Parambassis in FishBase. March 2006 version.
"Parambassis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 5 December 2004.

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