Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Creediidae
Etymology: Limnichthys: Greek,limne = swamp + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Smith.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 4 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from east Africa and Red Sea to western Australia, Taiwan and Ogasawara Is., Micronesia, the Hawaiian Is., the Cook Is., and the Pitcairn group.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5467)
soft rays: 26 - 28. Body pale, with 8-12 narrow, short bars across dorsal surface (Ref. 5467). Dorsal saddles not reaching, even if present, a lateral band. Combined number of soft rays in dorsal and anal fins usually 44 to 51 (Ref 12874).
Benthic in surge-swept sand patches and shorelines (Ref. 1602, 58302). Found in sea bottoms with coarse sand and fine gravel 4-20 m deep (Ref. 90102). Occurs in small groups that bury themselves in coarse sand patches on reef corners subject to currents (Ref. 48636).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nelson, J.S., 1986. Creediidae. p. 736-737. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5467)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.2 - 29.3, mean 28.2 (based on 2840 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [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
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .