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Gymnammodytes semisquamatus  (Jourdain, 1879)

Smooth sandeel
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Portugal country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments:
National Checklist: Portugal
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Reay, P.J., 1986
National Database: Portuguese Freshwater Fishes

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Ammodytidae (Sand lances)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35388); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4645)

Environment

Marine; demersal

Climate / Range

Temperate; 62°N - 37°N, 11°W - 13°E

Distribution

Northeast Atlantic: southern coast of Norway and the Shetlands to Spain, including all coasts of the British Isles and the North Sea, but not the Baltic.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal soft rays (total): 53-56; Anal soft rays: 26 - 31. Palate without pointed teeth. Lateral line branched. Margins of dorsal and anal fins undulated. Scales restricted to the posterior third of the body (Ref. 35388).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typically offshore over shell-gravel, also inshore where shell-gravel beaches occur. Feed on plankton. Summer batch spawner (Ref. 4674). By-catch in sand eel fisheries (Ref. 35388).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.6250 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
2.7   ±0.30 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown