Ambassis fontoynonti

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Ambassis fontoynonti
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Ambassidae
Genus: Ambassis
A. fontoynonti
Binomial name
Ambassis fontoynonti

Ambassis fontoynonti, commonly known as the dusky glass perch, is a species of fish in the family Ambassidae. It is endemic to rivers in eastern Madagascar. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. The specific name honours the pathologist Maurice Fontoynont (1869-1948) who was president of the Malagasy Academy.[3]


  1. ^ Sparks, J.S. (2016). "Ambassis fontoynonti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T44459A58306002. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T44459A58306002.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Ambassis fontoynonti" in FishBase. JUne 2018 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (29 March 2018). "Subseries OVALENTARIA: Incertae sedis". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 25 September 2018.