Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
(Sand dwellers) > Ammodytidae
Etymology: Ammodytoides: Greek, ammos = sand + Greek, dytes = anyone that likes immersions, diving (Ref. 45335); kanazawai: Named for Takeshi Kanazawa, who provided the opportunity to the authors to examine the holotype of the species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range - 99 m (Ref. 93272), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93272)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 23;
Vertebrae: 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibukawa, K. and H. Ida, 2013. Ammodytoides kanazawai, a new species of sand lance (Perciformes: Ammodytidae) from the Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Bull. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. Supp. 7:25-30. (Ref. 93272)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00148 - 0.00706), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .