Scientific Name
Limnichthys orientalis  
Limnichthys orientalis東方沙鱚
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Author Yoshino, Kon & Okabe, 1999 Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 東方沙鱚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 無棘鳚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F438 Creediidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 東方沼澤魚 
Max Length 2.33 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙鰍 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tsuki-gahama, Iriomote I., Yaeyama Is., Okinawa, Japan 
Reference Yoshino et al. 1999;Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Yoshino, T., T. Kon etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NMMBP03155.  
Common Name Sandburrower 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Bodylongate, compressed, small 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 21 to 23; anal rays 24 or 25; pectoral rays 10 to 12. Lateral line scales 39 to 42; scales above lateral lin 2. Body pale, with 8-12 narrow, short bars across dorsal surface.
habitats Sandy bottoms. 
Distribution Found in the northwest Pacific, including Tokara and Yaeyama Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan and southern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.