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Ammodytoides pylei, a New Species of Sand Lance (Ammodytidae) from the Hawaiian Islands

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Title: Ammodytoides pylei, a New Species of Sand Lance (Ammodytidae) from the Hawaiian Islands
Authors: Randall, John E.
Ida, Hitoshi
Earle, John L.
Issue Date: Jan 1994
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Randall JE, Ida H, Earle JL. 1994. Ammodytoides pylei, a new species of sand lance (Ammodytidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Pac Sci 48(1): 80-89.
Abstract: A new sand lance, Ammodytoides pylei, is described from 17
specimens collected on sand substratum in the depth range of 7 to 120 m from
Molokai to the Ladd Seamount in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It is
characterized by 48-52 dorsal rays, 22-25 anal rays, 15-17 pectoral rays,
109-1 16 lateral-line scales, 29-33 gill rakers, 59-60 vertebrae, an elongate body
(depth 8.5-10 in standard length [SL]), and a series of small blackish spots at
the margin of the dorsal fin. The spawning behavior is described.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 48, Number 1, 1994

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