Tondanichthys kottelati

Tondanichthys kottelati is a species of viviparous halfbeak endemic to Indonesia, where it is only known from Lake Tondano near Mount Tondano in the far north of the island of Sulawesi.[2] It grows to a length of 6.4 centimetres (2.5 in) SL.[2] Despite being a member of the viviparous halfbeak family, this species is believed to be oviparous.[3] This species was described in 1995 by Bruce Baden Collette and its species name honours the Swiss ichthyologist Maurice Kottelat.[4]

Tondanichthys kottelati
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Zenarchopteridae
Genus: Tondanichthys
Collette, 1995
T. kottelati
Binomial name
Tondanichthys kottelati
Collette, 1995


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1996). "Tondanichthys kottelati". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T21989A9345288. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T21989A9345288.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Tondanichthys kottelati" in FishBase. July 2014 version.
  3. ^ Berra, T.M. (2001). Freshwater Fish Distribution. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-12-093156-9
  4. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (15 June 2019). "Order BELONIFORMES (Needlefishes)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 24 August 2019.