New Zealand sand diver

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New Zealand sand diver
Tewara cranwellae (New Zealand sand diver).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Creediidae
Genus: Tewara
Griffin, 1933
Species: T. cranwellae
Binomial name
Tewara cranwellae
Griffin, 1933

The New Zealand sand diver, Tewara cranwellae, is a species of sandburrower endemic to the waters around New Zealand where it can be found in tide pools and areas with sandy substrates down to a depth of 5 metres (16 ft). This species can grow to a length of 7 centimetres (2.8 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Tewara cranwellae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.