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Ammodytoides renniei  (Smith, 1957)

Scaly sandlance
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ammodytidae (Sand lances)
Etymology: Ammodytoides: Greek, ammos = sand + Greek, dytes = anyone that likes immersions, diving (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Southeast Atlantic: East London to Port Alfred, South Africa. Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles (Ref. 5465). Western Central Pacific (Ref. 10275).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5465)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 50-51; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 23 - 24. Mouth large; lower jaw strongly projecting; upper jaw protrusible (Ref. 10275). Body pale olive above, silvery white below; fine black dots on dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 5465).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in sandy areas (Ref. 10275). Rare species (Ref. 5465).

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Collette, B.B., 2001. Ammodytidae. Sandlances. p. 3518. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 10275)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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