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Crystallodytes enderburyensis Schultz, 1943

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Creediidae (Sandburrowers)
Etymology: Crystallodytes: Latin, cristallum = ice + Greek, dytes = that likes to dive (Ref. 45335);  enderburyensis: Named for its type locality, Reef of Enderbury Is.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 15 m (Ref. 54980).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Kiribati (Phoenix Is.), French Polynesia (Marquesas and Society islands) and Pitcairn.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 40-43; Anal soft rays: 38 - 41. This species is characterized by the following features: D 40-43; A 38-41; pectoral rays 12-13; pelvic rays I,5; caudal rays branched 8 while rays of other fins are unbranched; lateral line descend gradually from the upper end of the gill opening to the lower edge of caudal peduncle, pored scales 57-60; rounded lateral-line scales; naked head and body except for the lateral line scales; depth of body 9.3-12.5 in SL; fleshy upper lip; lips no cirri; anal-fin origin below the 4th or 5th dorsal-fin ray; in life colour is translucent white and some individuals with small dark saddles on back (Ref. 54980). Differs from Crystallodytes cookei by the following characters: D 40-43 (vs. 36-39); A 38-41 (vs. 34-38); pectoral rays 12-13 (vs. 10-11); lateral line scales 57-60 (Ref. 86689).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species inhabits coarse sand or fine gravel in exposed tidepools and the spur and groove habitat (Ref. 54980).

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Delrieu-Trottin, E,, J.T. Williams, P. Bacchet, M. Kulbicki, J. Mourier, R. Galzin, T.L. de Loma, G. Mou-Tham, G. Siu and S. Planes, 2015. Shore fishes of the Marquesas Islands, an updated checklist with new records and new percentage of endemic species. Checklist 11(5), Art.1758:13 pp. (Ref. 108478)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 12 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .