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Ammodytoides idai  Randall & Earle, 2008

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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).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 8 - 25 m (Ref. 83306).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83306)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 44-46; Anal soft rays: 21 - 22; Vertebrae: 55 - 58. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 44-46; A 21-22; pectoral rays 14-16; 103-107 pored lateral line scales; 2-3 small scales dorsally on opercle; gill rakers 5-6 + 21-23 (Ref. 83306); a row of about 10 black spots at margin of dorsal fin except posteriorly; caudal fin with a dusky posterior margin that broadens toward lobe tips, at least in males; body width 8.0-8.8% SL; longest dorsal ray 5.2--5.6% SL; longest anal ray 5.9-6.7% SL (Ref. 83531).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Randall, J.E. and J.L. Earle, 2008. Two new Indo-Pacific sand lances of the genus Ammodytoides (Perciformes: Ammodytidae). Pacific Science 62(4):603-612. (Ref. 83306)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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