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Species Ambassis agassizii Steindachner, 1867

Agassiz's Glassfish, Agassiz's Chanda Perch, Agassiz's Chanda-perch, Chanda Perch, Doody, Glassy Perchlet, Inland Chanda Perch, Olive Perchlet, Pale Perchlet, Silver Spray, Von Mueller's Perchlet, Western Chanda Perch


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Rockhampton, QLD (23º22´S) to Lake Hiawatha, NSW (29º48´S) and Murray-Darling system as far south and west as Swan Reach, SA (34º34´S, 139º36´E); temperate. Possibly distributed in Goulburn and western Sydney, NSW; and northern Gippsland region of Victoria.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld, SA, Vic: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), NSW North Coast (NNC), Riverina (RIV), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ)

Ecological Descriptors



General References

Allen, G.R. 1989. Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Neptune, New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications 240 pp., 63 pls. [130]

Allen, G.R. 1996. Family Chandidae. pp. 146-149 in McDowall, R.M. (ed.). Freshwater Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Sydney : Reed Books 247 pp. [146]

Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & Allen, M. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 394 pp. [180]

Allen, G.R. & Burgess, W.E. 1990. A review of the glass-fishes (Ambassidae) of Australia and New Guinea. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 34: 139-206 [152]

Cadwallader, P.L. & Backhouse, G.N. 1983. A Guide to the Freshwater Fish of Victoria. Melbourne : F.D. Atkinson Government Printer 249 pp. figs. [98] (as A. castelnaui)

Grant, E.M. 2002. Guide to Fishes. Redcliffe : EM Grant Pty Ltd 880 pp. [812] (as A. nigripinnis)

Leggett, R. & Merrick, J.R. 1987. Australian Native Fishes for Aquariums. Artarmon : J.R. Merrick Publications 241 pp. 142 figs. [166] (as A. nigripinnis)

Lintermans, M. 2009. Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin — An Introductory Guide. Canberra : Murray-Darling Basin Commission 157 pp. [MDBC Publication Number 10/07] [70]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5: 145–329 [198]

McDowall, R.M. (ed.) 1980. Freshwater Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed 208 pp., figs, 32 pls. [140] (as A. castelnaui and A. nigripinnis)

Merrick, J.R. & Schmida, G.E. 1984. Australian Freshwater Fishes Biology and Management. Sydney : J.R. Merrick 409 pp. figs 280 col. figs. [189] (in part, and p. 194 as A. nigripinnis)

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20: 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [152] (932, 928, as A. mulleri, in part, 930, as A. castelnaui, 931, as A. nigripinnis, 934, as A. pallidus)

Pusey, B.J., Kennard, M.J. & Arthington, A.H. 2004. Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia. Collingwood, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 684 pp. [292]

Unmack, P.J. 2001. Biogeography of Australian freshwater fishes. Journal of Biogeography 28: 1053-1089 [1062]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [44] (1077 as Konopickia mulleri; 1068 as Blandowskiella agassizii; 1071 as Blandowskiella castelnaui; 1065 as Ambassis nigriipinnis; 1066 as Austrochanda pallida)


History of changes

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