Limnichthys fasciatus  Waite, 1904

Barred sand burrower
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Creediidae (Sandburrowers)
Etymology: Limnichthys: Greek,limne = swamp + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Waite.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Japan to Australia and the Kermadec Islands. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-43; Anal soft rays: 22 - 40. Body fully scale. At least some of the dorsal saddles reaching a distinct lateral band. Combined number of soft rays in dorsal and anal fins usually 49 to 55 (Ref 12874).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A cryptic species that occurs on sandy or gravel bottoms. Pointed snout is used for burrowing; eyes directed upwards for sighting prey. Found from shallow tide pools to at least 150 m (Ref. 2334). Eyes move independently and possess a refractive cornea, a convexiclivate fovea and a non-spherical lens (Ref. 50869). Neither cleitheral spine gland nor anterolateral glandural goove with gland is present (Ref. 57406).

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 18.2 - 28.8, mean 27 (based on 664 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .