Kraemeriidae

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Sand darters
Kraemeria samoensis.JPG
Samoan sand dart (Kraemeria samoensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Gobioidei
Family: Kraemeriidae
Whitley, 1935
Genera[1]

The sand darters, family Kraemeriidae, are a small family of Perciformes fishes native to the Indian Ocean to the central Pacific Ocean. They live in sandy shallow pools and are found among coral. One species is restricted to fresh waters of Madagascar. In breeding coloration the male fish has an occelated spot at the rear of the first dorsal fin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Kraemeriidae" in FishBase. August 2013 version.