Scientific Name
Bleekeria mitsukurii  
Bleekeria mitsukurii箕作布氏筋魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Jordan & Evermann, 1902 Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 箕作布氏筋魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 玉筋魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F441 Ammodytidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 箕作布氏筋魚 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 臺灣槍標魚、沙鰍 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Giran [I-Lan], Taiwan 
Synonyms Embolichthys mitsukurii, Embolichthys mitsukutii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1902 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List AMNH49685. ASIZP0054584. ASIZP0054688. ASIZP0059149. ASIZP0059157. ASIZP0059400. ASIZP0060456. ASIZP0064378. ASIZP0066407. ASIZP0066443. ASIZP0066625. ASIZP0075166. ASIZP0076290. ASIZP0076357. ASIZP0076830. ASIZP0077902. ASIZP0078164. ASIZP0080299. ASIZP0700085. ASIZP0801459. ASIZP0801460. ASIZP0801461. ASIZP0806642. ASIZP0911459. ASIZP0911460. ASIZP0911461. ASIZP0916642. ASIZP0916866. FRIP00389. FRIP01305. NMMBP00583. NMMBP00592. NMMBP00597. NMMBP01738. NMMBP04833. NMMBP04834. NMMBP04835. NTUM00060Paratype. SU67143Paralectotype. SU7133Lectotype. ...List all 54 records... 
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Sand lance 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very elongate, almost cylindrical. Mouth large, terminal; lower jaw strongly projecting; upper jaw protrusible. Gill rakers 24 to 31. Dorsal fin continuous, with 40 to 43 soft rays and no spines, its height 1/2 to 2/3 body depth; anal fin 1/2 the length of dorsal fin, with 14 to 17 soft rays, also spineless; caudal fin shallowly forked; pectoral-fin rays 14 to 16; pelvic fins rudimentary. Vertebrae 28-30 + 22-25 = 52-55. Colour in life, dorsum greyish green, sides silvery, and ventrum iridescent; fins brownish violet or yellow, with little pigmentation.
habitats Schools in shallow waters on sandy bottom, diving into the sand when threatened. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from central Japan to the South China Sea. Recorded from Indonesia and northwestern Australia and from the Chesterfield Islands; also occurs in the western Indian Ocean. It is found in southwestern and northern Taiwanese wa 
Utility They are excellent bait and good eating, but the species that may occur in the area are too small and rare to be of significant commercial importance.