Ammodytoides praematura Randall & Earle, 2008
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Ammodytidae (Sand lances)
Max. size:  6.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Chagos Archipelago.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 48-48; Anal soft rays: 24-24. This species described from a single specimen have the following characters: D 48; A 24; black dots in the dorsal and anal fins, none at margin of dorsal fin (Ref. 83306); caudal fin with a curved blackish bar across each lobe; body width 6.9% SL; longest dorsal ray 6.9% SL; longest anal ray 8.2% SL (Ref. 83531).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.03.10

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