Ammocrypta clara  Jordan Meek, 1885,,

Western sand darter
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Percidae (Perches) > Etheostomatinae
Etymology: Ammocrypta: Greek, ammos = sand + Greek, kryptos = hidden (Ref. 45335);  clara: clara meaning clear, referring to the translucent flesh (Ref. 10294).   More on author: Jordan, Meek.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical; 45°N - 30°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 4.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 12193)

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North America: Mississippi River basin from Wisconsin and Minnesota south to Mississippi and Texas in the USA, in the Lake Michigan drainage in Wisconsin, and in the Sabine and Neches River drainages in Texas.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy runs of medium to large rivers (Ref. 5723) and streams (Ref. 10294). Feeds on aquatic insects (Ref. 79012).

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Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

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), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tmax=3; Fec=324).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.