Scientific Name
Limnichthys fasciatus  
Limnichthys fasciatus橫帶沙鱚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Waite, 1904 Depth 0 - 150M
Chinese 橫帶沙鱚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 無棘鳚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F438 Creediidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 條紋沼澤魚 
Max Length 5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙鰍 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East、LanI Is. 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Lord Howe I. 
Synonyms Limnichthys fasciatus major   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056898. ASIZP0062781. ASIZP0074757. NMMBP03166. NMMSTP00276. NTOUP200611-853.  
Common Name Barred sand burrower 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Bodylongate, compressed, small (to about 8 cm) trachinoid fishes. Eyes slightly protruding, near dorsal profile of head. Snout fleshy, projecting beyond lower jaw. Mouth cleft almost horizontal. Row of cirri bordering lower jaw; symphysis of lower jaw with dorsal projection. Dorsal rays 29 to 33; anal rays 26 to 29; pectoral rays 12 or 13. Lateral line scales 38 to 43. Overall pale with 7 to 9 brown dorsal saddles on head and body.
habitats A cryptic species that occurs on sandy or gravel bottoms. Pointed snout is used for burrowing; eyes directed upwards for sighting prey. Found from shallow tide pools to at least 150 m. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from Japan to Australia and the Kermadec Islands. It is found in northeastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.