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Family: Creediidae Sandburrowers



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18 species (see list below)

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Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Apodocreedia vanderhorsti de Beaufort, 1948

Photo by SFSA
 
Apodocreedia vanderhorsti
[Longfin burrower]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.6 cm TL
Chalixodytes chameleontoculis Smith, 1957

Photo by SFSA
 
Chalixodytes chameleontoculis
[Sand dart]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.6 cm TL
Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz, 1943

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chalixodytes tauensis
[Saddled sandburrower]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Creedia alleni
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Creedia bilineata
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Creedia haswelli
[Slender sand-diver]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Creedia partimsquamigera
[Half-scaled sand-diver]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Crystallodytes cookei Fowler, 1923

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Crystallodytes cookei
[South Pacific Sandburrower]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.6 cm NG

 
Crystallodytes pauciradiatus
[Rapanui sandburrower]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Limnichthys fasciatus Waite, 1904

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Limnichthys fasciatus
[Barred sand burrower]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Limnichthys marisrubri
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Limnichthys nitidus Smith, 1958

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Limnichthys nitidus
[Sand submarine]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Limnichthys orientalis
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm TL

 
Limnichthys polyactis
[Tommyfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Limnichthys rendahli
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Myopsaron nelsoni
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Schizochirus insolens
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Tewara cranwellae
[]
18 Species of Family Creediidae
(Sandburrowers)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1948 Apodocreedia vanderhorsti Longfin burrower Western Indian Ocean 8 TL
1957 Chalixodytes chameleontoculis Sand dart Indian Ocean 4.6 TL
1943 Chalixodytes tauensis Saddled sandburrower Pacific Ocean 4.6 TL
1983 Creedia alleni Eastern Indian Ocean 4 SL
1987 Creedia bilineata Northwest Pacific 3.2 SL
1881 Creedia haswelli Slender sand-diver Indo-West Pacific 7.5 TL
1983 Creedia partimsquamigera Half-scaled sand-diver Southwest Pacific 7 TL
1923 Crystallodytes cookei South Pacific Sandburrower Eastern Central Pacific 5.8 SL
1985 Crystallodytes pauciradiatus Rapanui sandburrower Southeast Pacific 3.6 NG
1904 Limnichthys fasciatus Barred sand burrower Western Pacific 5 TL
2012 Limnichthys marisrubri Western Indian Ocean 2.2 SL
1958 Limnichthys nitidus Sand submarine Indo-Pacific 3.5 TL
1999 Limnichthys orientalis Northwest Pacific 2.3 SL
1978 Limnichthys polyactis Tommyfish Southwest Pacific 7.2 TL
1958 Limnichthys rendahli Southwest Pacific
2010 Myopsaron nelsoni Northwest Pacific 3.6 SL
1904 Schizochirus insolens Western Pacific 5.3 SL
1933 Tewara cranwellae Southwest Pacific 7 TL



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