Family Ammodytidae - Sand lances
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 7 | Species : 28 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
:
middle   Tertiary   lower   Oligocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Arctic, Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Body elongate with minute cycloid scales. Dorsal and anal fin spines absent. Usually without pelvic fins. Lateral line running along dorsal. Toothless. Dorsal fin long; soft rays usually 40-69. Anal fin rays 14-36. Banchiostegal rays 7. Gill membranes separate. No swim bladder. Vertebrae 52-78. Maximum length 30 cm.
  Etymology
:
Greek, ammos = sand + Greek dytes = diving. 1607 ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Uranoscopiformes | Ammodytidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Ammodytidae as currently in FishBase

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Ammodytes tobiunus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Ammodytes lancea Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ammodytes personatus (non Girard, 1856)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ammodytes dubius Reinhardt, 1837
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ammodytes marinus Raitt, 1934
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ammodytoides vagus (McCulloch & Waite, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
Bleekeria vaga McCulloch & Waite, 1916
synonymseniororiginal2
Ammodytoides gilli (Bean, 1895)
acceptedseniornew
Bleekeria gilli Bean, 1895
synonymseniororiginal2
Ammodytes gilli (Bean, 1895)
synonymseniornew
Ammodytes lucasanus Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ammodytoides lucasanus (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938)
synonymjuniornew
Ammodytoides renniei (Smith, 1957)
acceptedseniornew
Bleekeria renniei Smith, 1957
synonymseniororiginal2
Ammodytoides kimurai Ida & Randall, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ammodytoides pylei Randall, Ida & Earle, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal2
Bleekeria gillii (non Bean, 1895)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ammodytoides leptus Collette & Randall, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ammodytoides idai Randall & Earle, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ammodytoides praematura Randall & Earle, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ammodytoides xanthops Randall & Heemstra, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Ammodytoides kanazawai Shibukawa & Ida, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Bleekeria kallolepis Günther, 1862
acceptedseniororiginal2
Bleekeria mitsukurii Jordan & Evermann, 1902
acceptedseniororiginal2
Embolichthys mitsukurii (Jordan & Evermann, 1902)
synonymseniornew
! Embolichthys mitsukutii (Jordan & Evermann, 1902)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Bleekeria murtii Joshi, Zacharia & Kanthan, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hyperoplus lanceolatus (Le Sauvage, 1824)
acceptedseniornew
Ammodytes lanceolatus Le Sauvage, 1824
synonymseniororiginal2
Hyperoplus immaculatus (Corbin, 1950)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Gymnammodytes cicerelus (Rafinesque, 1810)
acceptedseniornew
Ammodytes cicerelus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymseniororiginal2
! Ammodytes cicerellus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymseniororiginal
! Gymnammodites cicerelus (Rafinesque, 1810)
synonymseniornew
! Gymnammodytes cicerellus (Rafinesque, 1810)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ammodytes siculus Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ammodytes terebrans Cisternas, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal2
Ammodytes tobianus (non Linneaus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Gymnammodytes capensis (Barnard, 1927)
acceptedseniornew
Ammodytes capensis Barnard, 1927
synonymseniororiginal2
Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus Ida, Sirimontaporn & Monkolprasit, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal2
Protammodytes brachistos Ida, Sirimontaporn & Monkolprasit, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal2
Protammodytes sarisa (Robins & Böhlke, 1970)
acceptedseniornew
Embolichthys sarisa Robins & Böhlke, 1970
synonymseniororiginal2
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