Ammodytoides kanazawai Shibukawa & Ida, 2013
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Family:  Ammodytidae (Sand lances)
Max. size:  6.32 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range - 99 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 50-50; Anal soft rays: 23-23; Vertebrae: 60-60. This species differs from its congeners in having the following set of characters: dorsal-fin rays 50; anal-fin rays 23; pectoral-fin rays 16; pored lateral-line scales approximately 107-108; gill rakers 5?21; vertebrae 34?26?60; head length 23.7% of SL; operculum scaleless; anterior interorbital pores opening at tip of a short branch of supraorbital canal; supratemporal commissure of lateral canal with 3 pores; numerous fine black dots on dorsal- and anal-fin membranes after the 18th and 3rd rays, respectively (Ref. 93272).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.05.13

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