Bleekeria albicauda, White-tipped sandlance

Bleekeria albicauda Psomadakis, Yoshinaga, Wah & Ida, 2021

White-tipped sandlance
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei (Sand dwellers) > Ammodytidae (Sand lances)
Etymology: Bleekeria: He researched the fishes from India and Malaysia, 1862-1878 (Ref. 45335);  albicauda: Name from Latin words 'albus' for white and 'cauda' for tail; reeerring to its distinctive white blotches on the tips of the caudal fin (unique among congeners)..

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Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 77 m (Ref. 123825). Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea, Myanmar.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123825)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 40-41; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16; Vertebrae: 53 - 55. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 40-41; A 15-16; pectoral-fin rays ii,11,ii; pelvic-fin rays 5; lateral-line scales 106-107; scale rows between the dorsal-fin origin and lateral line 4; gill rakers 6-7+23-24; vertebrae 28-29+25-26; teeth in jaws absent; scales on central part of body clearly shorter than their height; pectoral-fin length 8.0-8.5 in SL; pelvic-fin length 21.3-23.3 in SL; head length 3.4-3.5 in SL; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 8.9-9.3 in SL. Colouration: when fresh, body greyish above, paler below; pectoral fins are pale yellowish; caudal fin brownish yellow basally, blackish medially with tips of upper and lower lobes milky white (Ref. 123825).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Psomadakis, P.N., T. Yoshinaga, Z.Z. Wah and H. Ida, 2021. Description of two new species of sandlances, genus Bleekeria (Perciformes, Ammodytidae) from the Andaman Sea (northeastern Indian Ocean). Zootaxa 4903(3):419-429. (Ref. 123825)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00309 (0.00135 - 0.00706), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).