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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Stromateoidei
Family: Amarsipidae
Haedrich, 1969 [1]
Genus: Amarsipus
Haedrich, 1969 [2]
Species: A. carlsbergi
Binomial name
Amarsipus carlsbergi
Haedrich, 1969 [2]

Amarsipus is the sole genus in the bagless glassfish family, Amarsipidae. It contains the single species Amarsipus carlsbergi, the amarsipa, which is a small and slender fish that lives in equatorial parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is found at depths from 30 to 130 m (98 to 427 ft). It reaches 21.2 cm (8.3 in) in standard length.[3]


  1. ^ Ryu Doiuchi & Tetsuji Nakabo (2006). "Molecular phylogeny of the stromateoid fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences and compared with morphology-based hypotheses". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 39 (1): 111–123. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.10.007. PMID 16314116. 
  2. ^ a b Nicolas Bailly (2009). Nicolas Bailly, ed. "Amarsipus carlsbergi Haedrich, 1969". World Database of Marine Pisces. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Amarsipus carlsbergi" in FishBase. December 2012 version.