Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Asia and Oceania, Indo-west Pacific Oceans. Dorsal fin usually with 7-8 spines and 7-11 soft rays; anal fin with three spines and 7-11 softrays. Pelvic fin with 1 spine and 5 softrays; 24-25 vertebrae. Many species with semi-transparent body. Maximum length about 26 cm. Family named Chandidae in Nelson, 1994.
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:209Public Records:47
Specimens with Sequences:127Public Species:13
Specimens with Barcodes:127Public BINs:13
Species:25         
Species With Barcodes:24         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Ambassidae

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Ambassidae

The Asiatic glassfish are a family, Ambassidae, of freshwater and marine fishes in the order Perciformes. The species in the family are native to the waters of Asia and Oceania and the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. The family includes eight genera and about 50 species.

The family was formerly known as the Chandidae, a name which ITIS continues to use. FishBase notes that Ambassidae, which were named by Klunzinger in 1870, has priority over Chandidae, which was created by Fowler in 1905.

The Ambassidae reach a maximum size of about 26 cm (10 in). Many of the species are noted for their transparent or semi-transparent bodies.

A number of species are used as aquarium fish, noted for their transparent bodies. The Indian glassy fish, Parambassis ranga, is sometimes injected with coloured dyes by dealers in Thailand. The process, known as painting, dyeing, or juicing fish, is strongly opposed by many in the aquarium community. UK-based aquarium publication Practical Fishkeeping has been campaigning since 1997 to stop the trade in these fish, and runs a global register of stores which have pledged not to stock them. More than half of the UK's aquarium shops have signed up and the fish are now less common in the UK as a result.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Ambassidae" in FishBase. December 2012 version.
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