Limnichthys fasciatus

Tommyfish | Barred Sand Burrower | Striped Sand-diver
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus, Ulladulla, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus, Ulladulla, NSW, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus, Ulladulla, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus, Batemans Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus, Ulladulla, NSW, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
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Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus
Limnichthys fasciatus

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Thin, elongate body with pointy head, pinkish, independently swivelling eyes, and brown oval shaped bands across back. Multiple individuals in an area dive in unison in and out of sand patches when disturbed.


Information

Max Size: 5 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 15.6-27.7°C

Depth: 0-150m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (14.3% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (19 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.


Edit by: Joe Shields