Slender Sandburrower, Creedia haswelli (Ramsay 1882)


Other Names: Haswell's Sandfish, Slender Sanddiver, Slender Sand-diver, Slender Sandfish

Slender Sandburrower, Creedia haswelli. Source: Rudie H. Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A slender burrowing fish with small close-set eyes on top of the head, the dorsal fin about half the length of the anal fin, and arising well behind anal-fin origin, terminating distinctly before the rear end of anal-fin base. Males have much longer pectoral and pelvic fins than females. Body translucent, darker above with a mottled patter, paler below, fins transparent.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Creedia haswelli in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2931

Slender Sandburrower, Creedia haswelli (Ramsay 1882)

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Distribution

Burrows into sandy and loose gravel bottoms, in depths of 26-366 m.

Features

Meristic features.
Dorsal fin: 13-16
Anal fin: 24-28
Caudal fin: 11
Pectoral fin: 8-9
Pelvic fin: I, 4
Lateral line scales: 42-43

Body very long, slender; eyes small, close-set on top of head; dorsal fin about half length of anal fin, arising well behind anal-fin origin and terminating distinctly before the rear end of anal-fin base; males with much longer pectoral and pelvic fins than females.

Fisheries

Occasionally taken as bycatch in trawls and dredges.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37395001

Behaviour:Burrows into sandy,gravelly bottoms

Depth:26-266 m

Max Size:9 cm

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