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Myxodagnus sagitta  Myers & Wade, 1946

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
Etymology: Myxodagnus: Greek, myxos = mucus + Greek, agnos = pure (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Myers.

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Marine; demersal; depth range 18 - 46 m (Ref. 28023).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Southeast Pacific: Endemic to the Galapagos Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28023)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on sandy substrata, commonly on coarse on coarse sand beach habitat or in isolated patches of sand in the intertidal zone. Stenohaline, not known to occur in low salinity or in freshwater habitat. Carnivorous, feeds on various small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 28023).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Grove, J.S. and R.J. Lavenberg, 1997. The fishes of the Galápagos Islands. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 863 p. (Ref. 28023)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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