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Family: Ammodytidae Sand lances



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28 species (see list below)

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Photo by Love, J.W.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Ammodytes americanus DeKay, 1842

Photo by Love, J.W.
 
Ammodytes americanus
[American sand lance]

Photo by Flescher, D.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ammodytes dubius Reinhardt, 1837

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Ammodytes dubius
[Northern sand lance]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Arctic, Northwest to Nort
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ammodytes hexapterus Pallas, 1814

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Ammodytes hexapterus
[Pacific sand lance]

Photo by Svensen, E.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ammodytes marinus Raitt, 1934

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Ammodytes marinus
[Lesser sand-eel]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ammodytes personatus Girard, 1856

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Ammodytes personatus
[Pacific sandlance]

Photo by Meyer, T.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Ammodytes tobianus
[Small sandeel]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm TL
Ammodytoides gilli (Bean, 1895)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ammodytoides gilli
[Gill's sand lance]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Ammodytoides idai
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Ammodytoides kanazawai
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Ammodytoides kimurai
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Ammodytoides leptus Collette & Randall, 2000

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ammodytoides leptus
[Pitcairn Sandlance]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Ammodytoides praematura
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Ammodytoides pylei Randall, Ida & Earle, 1994

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ammodytoides pylei
[Pyle's sand lance]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 7.3 cm TL
Ammodytoides renniei (Smith, 1957)

Photo by SFSA
 
Ammodytoides renniei
[Scaly sandlance]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Ammodytoides vagus
[]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Ammodytoides xanthops Randall & Heemstra, 2008

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.
 
Ammodytoides xanthops
[Yellow face sandlance]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Bleekeria kallolepis Günther, 1862

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Bleekeria kallolepis
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Bleekeria mitsukurii Jordan & Evermann, 1902

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Bleekeria mitsukurii
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Bleekeria murtii
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Bleekeria viridianguilla (Fowler, 1931)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Bleekeria viridianguilla
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Gymnammodytes capensis
[Cape sandlance]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Gymnammodytes cicerelus (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by FAO
 
Gymnammodytes cicerelus
[Mediterranean sand eel]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Gymnammodytes semisquamatus
[Smooth sandeel]

Photo by Zauke, G.P.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Hyperoplus immaculatus (Corbin, 1950)

Photo by Zauke, G.P.
 
Hyperoplus immaculatus
[Greater sand-eel]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Hyperoplus lanceolatus (Le Sauvage, 1824)

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Hyperoplus lanceolatus
[Great sandeel]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Protammodytes brachistos
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Protammodytes sarisa
[]
28 Species of Family Ammodytidae
(Sand lances)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1842 Ammodytes americanus American sand lance Northwest Atlantic 23.5 TL
1837 Ammodytes dubius Northern sand lance North Atlantic 25 TL
1814 Ammodytes hexapterus Pacific sand lance Arctic, Northwest to Nort 30 TL
1934 Ammodytes marinus Lesser sand-eel Northeast Atlantic 25 TL
1856 Ammodytes personatus Pacific sandlance Northwest Pacific 15 SL
1758 Ammodytes tobianus Small sandeel Northeast Atlantic 20 SL
1895 Ammodytoides gilli Gill's sand lance Eastern Central Pacific 11.6 TL
2008 Ammodytoides idai Western Pacific 12.1 SL
2013 Ammodytoides kanazawai Northwest Pacific 6.3 SL
1993 Ammodytoides kimurai Northwest Pacific 12.1 SL
2000 Ammodytoides leptus Pitcairn Sandlance Eastern Central Pacific 12.7 SL
2008 Ammodytoides praematura Western Pacific 6.1 SL
1994 Ammodytoides pylei Pyle's sand lance Eastern Central Pacific 17.3 SL
1957 Ammodytoides renniei Scaly sandlance Southeast Atlantic 7.3 TL
1916 Ammodytoides vagus Southwest Pacific 15 SL
2008 Ammodytoides xanthops Yellow face sandlance Western Indian Ocean 12.2 SL
1862 Bleekeria kallolepis Eastern Indian Ocean 10.6 SL
1902 Bleekeria mitsukurii Indo-Pacific 16 TL
2012 Bleekeria murtii Eastern Indian Ocean 13.2 SL
1931 Bleekeria viridianguilla Indo-West Pacific 14.6 SL
1927 Gymnammodytes capensis Cape sandlance Southeast Atlantic and We 17 TL
1810 Gymnammodytes cicerelus Mediterranean sand eel Eastern Atlantic and Medi 17 TL
1879 Gymnammodytes semisquamatus Smooth sandeel Northeast Atlantic 30 SL
1950 Hyperoplus immaculatus Greater sand-eel Northeast Atlantic 35 SL
1824 Hyperoplus lanceolatus Great sandeel Northeast Atlantic 40 SL
1994 Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus Eastern Central Pacific 15.9 SL
1994 Protammodytes brachistos Northwest Pacific 8.6 SL
1970 Protammodytes sarisa Western Central Atlantic 11.6 SL



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