Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Creediidae
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
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 15 m (Ref. 54980). Tropical
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
This species inhabits coarse sand or fine gravel in exposed tidepools and the spur and groove habitat (Ref. 54980).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .