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Family: Creediidae Sandburrowers



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19 species
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Apodocreedia vanderhorsti de Beaufort, 1948

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Apodocreedia vanderhorsti
[Longfin burrower]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.6 cm TL
Chalixodytes chameleontoculis Smith, 1957

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Chalixodytes chameleontoculis
[Sand dart]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.6 cm TL
Chalixodytes tauensis Schultz, 1943

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chalixodytes tauensis
[Saddled sandburrower]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Creedia alleni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Creedia bilineata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Creedia haswelli
[Slender sand-diver]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Creedia partimsquamigera
[Half-scaled sand-diver]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Crystallodytes cookei Fowler, 1923

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Crystallodytes cookei
[Cooke's sandburrower]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Crystallodytes enderburyensis Schultz, 1943

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Crystallodytes enderburyensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm NG

 
Crystallodytes pauciradiatus
[Rapanui sandburrower]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Limnichthys fasciatus Waite, 1904

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Limnichthys fasciatus
[Barred sand burrower]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL
Limnichthys marisrubri Fricke & Golani, 2012

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Limnichthys marisrubri
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Limnichthys nitidus Smith, 1958

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Limnichthys nitidus
[Sand submarine]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Limnichthys orientalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm TL

 
Limnichthys polyactis
[Tommyfish]
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Limnichthys rendahli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Myopsaron nelsoni
[]
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Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Schizochirus insolens
[Brokenfin sandburrower]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Tewara cranwellae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apodocreedia vanderhorsti Longfin burrower Western Indian Ocean 8 TL 1948
Chalixodytes chameleontoculis Sand dart Indian Ocean 4.6 TL 1957
Chalixodytes tauensis Saddled sandburrower Pacific Ocean 4.6 TL 1943
Creedia alleni Eastern Indian Ocean 4 SL 1983
Creedia bilineata Northwest Pacific 3.2 SL 1987
Creedia haswelli Slender sand-diver Indo-West Pacific 7.5 TL 1881
Creedia partimsquamigera Half-scaled sand-diver Southwest Pacific 7 TL 1983
Crystallodytes cookei Cooke's sandburrower Eastern Central Pacific 5.9 SL 1923
Crystallodytes enderburyensis Eastern Central Pacific 7.4 SL 1943
Crystallodytes pauciradiatus Rapanui sandburrower Southeast Pacific 3.6 NG 1985
Limnichthys fasciatus Barred sand burrower Western Pacific 5 TL 1904
Limnichthys marisrubri Western Indian Ocean 2.2 SL 2012
Limnichthys nitidus Sand submarine Indo-Pacific 3.5 TL 1958
Limnichthys orientalis Northwest Pacific 2.3 SL 1999
Limnichthys polyactis Tommyfish Southwest Pacific 7.2 TL 1978
Limnichthys rendahli Southwest Pacific 1958
Myopsaron nelsoni Northwest Pacific 3.6 SL 2010
Schizochirus insolens Brokenfin sandburrower Western Pacific 5.3 SL 1904
Tewara cranwellae Southwest Pacific 7 TL 1933



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