Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Ambassidae

Scientific Name: Ambassis fontoynonti
Species Authority: Pellegrin, 1932
Common Name(s):
English Dusky Glass Perch
French Perche De Verrehale

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001
Reviewer(s): Stiassny, M.L.J., Sparks, J.S. (AMNH, New York) & Darwall, W (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
The range limits of this species are unknown and there are no baseline data on population size. The appropriate assessment is therefore Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rivers on the eastern slope of Madagascar (< 800 m asl).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The most likely threats to the species are habitat loss and degradation through siltation caused by deforestation practices in the area; and predation from alien invasive species.

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001. 2004. Ambassis fontoynonti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44459A10905740. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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