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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
Family: Ammodytidae Sand lances

Genus: Ammodytoides

(See list of species below)



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

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ammodytoides gilli
[Gill's sand lance]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL
Ammodytoides idai Randall & Earle, 2008

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ammodytoides idai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Ammodytoides kanazawai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Ammodytoides kimurai
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ammodytoides leptus
[Pitcairn Sandlance]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Ammodytoides praematura Randall & Earle, 2008

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Ammodytoides praematura
[]



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

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



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

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Ammodytoides renniei
[Scaly sandlance]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Ammodytoides vagus
[]



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

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



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ammodytoides gilli Gill's sand lance Eastern Central Pacific 11.6 TL 1895
Ammodytoides idai Western Pacific 12.1 SL 2008
Ammodytoides kanazawai Northwest Pacific 6.3 SL 2013
Ammodytoides kimurai Northwest Pacific 12.1 SL 1993
Ammodytoides leptus Pitcairn Sandlance Eastern Central Pacific 12.7 SL 2000
Ammodytoides praematura Western Pacific 6.1 SL 2008
Ammodytoides pylei Pyle's sand lance Eastern Central Pacific 17.3 SL 1994
Ammodytoides renniei Scaly sandlance Southeast Atlantic 7.3 TL 1957
Ammodytoides vagus Southwest Pacific 15 SL 1916
Ammodytoides xanthops Yellow face sandlance Western Indian Ocean 12.2 SL 2008



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