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Ambassis  Cuvier In Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828
Taxonomic Serial No.: 167652

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): glassies [English]
    perchlets [English]
    common glassfishes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                  FamilyChandidae  – Asiatic glassfishes  
                                     GenusAmbassis Cuvier In Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828 – glassies, perchlets, common glassfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis agassizii Steindachner, 1867  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis agrammus Günther, 1867  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis ambassis (Lacepède, 1802)  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis buruensis Bleeker, 1856 – east Indian glassfish, Melanesian glassfish 
                                        SpeciesAmbassis buton Popta, 1918  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis dussumieri Cuvier In Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis elongatus (Castelnau, 1878)  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis fontoynonti Pellegrin, 1932  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis gymnocephalus (Lacepède, 1802) – bald glassy, bald glassy 
                                        SpeciesAmbassis interrupta Bleeker, 1852  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis jacksoniensis (Macleay, 1881)  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis kopsii Bleeker, 1858  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis macleayi (Castelnau, 1878)  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis macracanthus Bleeker, 1849  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis marianus Günther, 1880  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis miops Günther, 1872 – lafa glassfish 
                                        SpeciesAmbassis muelleri Klunzinger, 1880  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis nalua (Hamilton, 1822)  
                                        SpeciesAmbassis natalensis Gilchrist and Thompson, 1908 – slender glassy, slender glassy 
                                        SpeciesAmbassis thermalis Cuvier – hot spring glassy perchlet 
                                        SpeciesAmbassis urotaenia Bleeker, 1852 – bandedtail glassy perchlet, bandedtail glassy perchlet 
                                        SpeciesAmbassis vachellii Richardson, 1846  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes   
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Ambassis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Ambassis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ambassis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes   
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Ambassis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Ambassis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Ambassis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Ambassis, glassies [English]   

 Geographic Information
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