Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Xyrichtyinae
Etymology: Ammolabrus: Greek, ammos = sand + see Labrus; dicrus: From the Greek dikros, forked, in reference to the forked caudal fin.. More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 7 - 18 m (Ref. 26794). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26794)
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 25. Flexible anal fin spines; 19 or 20 + 5 or 6 pored lateral line scales with single horizontal tubule, ending in a pore; scales thin and rhomboidal, those of thorax and anterior abdomen smaller than those of side of body; head naked except for 2 small scales dorsally on opercle and diagonal row of 5 partially embedded scales behind eye; no median predorsal scales; 3 small median prepelvic scales; anterior third of prepelvic region naked; branchiostegal rays 6; upper jaw strongly protrusible, median process of premaxilla extending to above anterior pupil edge; body moderately elongate, the depth 4.2-4.45 in SL; dorsal part of head from front of snout to origin of dorsal fin with a fleshy median ridge, the interorbital space high and triangular when viewed from the front; interorbital space narrowest anteriorly; caudal fin small, 1.45-1.65 in head length; pelvic fins small, 2.2-3.05 in head length (Ref. 26794).
Eastern Central Pacific: known only from O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands.
Adults are found over open sand bottom, in small, swift-swimming schools (Ref. 26794). Feed on zooplankton above the substratum (Ref. 26794, 58466). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall, 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (68):1-97. (Ref. 35918)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .