Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
(Sand dwellers) > Ammodytidae
Etymology: Ammodytoides: Greek, ammos = sand + Greek, dytes = anyone that likes immersions, diving (Ref. 45335); kimurai: Named for Johnson Kimura. More on authors: Ida & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - 15 m (Ref. 11668), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Ogasawara Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11668)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 23 - 24;
Vertebrae: 59 - 61. Body bluish gray dorsally, silvery white laterally and ventrally; dorsal head yellow; dorsal fin with a series of small black spots at outer edge; caudal-fin lobes dusky at the center, the rest whitish . Upper edge of opercle without scales; pelvic fins absent. Body depth 9.7-10 in SL (Ref. 11668).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ida, H. and J.E. Randall, 1993. Ammodytoides kimurai, a new species of sand lance (Ammodytidae) from the Ogasawara Islands. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 40(2):147-151. (Ref. 11668)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 20.2 - 25.3, mean 22 °C (based on 123 cells).
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
): 3.2 ±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 (23 of 100) .