Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults occur in a shallow lake with clear water and moderate aquatic vegetation (Ref. 2847). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Range Description

Varia jamoerensis is endemic to Lake Yamur situated in the middle of the isthmus that joins the main part of Irian Jaya with the Vogelkop Peninsula.
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Asia: known only from Lake Jamur in the center of the narrow isthmus that separates the Bomberai and Vogelkop peninsulas (Irian Jaya, Indonesia) from the remainder of New Guinea.
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Lake Yamur, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 11; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 8 - 9
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Size

Maximum size: 85 mm SL
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Max. size

8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The freshwater lake habitat of this species is 6-7 km in diameter.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; non-migratory; freshwater
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
A2d

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1996
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Assessor/s
Allen, G.

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Contributor/s

History
  • 1994
    Rare (R)
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Population

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Vulnerable (VU) (A2d)
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

Yamur Lake grunter

The Yamur Lake grunter or Jamur Lake grunter (Variichthys jamoerensis) is a species of fish in the Terapontidae family. It is endemic to Lake Yamur (alternatively spelled Jamur) on West Papua in Indonesia.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, G. 1996. Varia jamoerensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 26 June 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Variichthys jamoerensis. FishBase. 2013.
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