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Ammodytoides gilli
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Ammodytoides gilli

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Ammodytoides gilli
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Ammodytoides gilli
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12

Main identification features
  • slender; head pointed; lower jaw projects
  • whitish
  • d: low, long base; tail fin forked
  • no teeth
  • no pelvics
  • ll: high on back


Very elongate, moderately compressed, tapering at both ends; eye large; head pointed; mouth oblique, lower jaw projecting; jaws without teeth; sensory canal under eye discontinuous; depth of tail base <1/4 head length; anal fin rays 21-25; pectorals low on side; no pelvic fins; lateral line ends high on tail base; tail strongly forked.

An Indo-Pacific genus with 5 known species; the single species found in the tropical eastern Pacific is endemic to there.

  • Bean, T.H., 1895., Description of a new species of fish, Bleekeria gilli., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 17:629-630.
  • Collette , B. B. and Robertson, D. R., 2001., Redescription of Ammodytoides gilli, the tropical eastern Pacific sand lance (Perciformes: Ammodytidae)., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 49(Supplement 1):111-115.
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.


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