Ammodytoides pylei  Randall , Ida & Earle, 1994,

Pyle's sand lance
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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);  pylei: Named for Richard Pyle..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 7 - 120 m (Ref. 10672).   Tropical; 24°N - 18°N, 161°W - 151°W (Ref. 57359)

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10672); 14.2 cm SL (female)

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Eastern Central Pacific: Molakai to the Ladd Seamount, Hawaii.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Loose aggregation feeds on zooplankton as much as 5 meters above the sandy bottom. Highly protrusible premaxilla facilitates feeding on small animals of the zooplankton (Ref. 10672).

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Randall, J.E., H. Ida and J.L. Earle, 1994. Ammodytoides pylei, a new species of sand lance (Ammodytidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Pac. Sci. 48(1):80-89.

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 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00141 - 0.00743), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.