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Family: Ammodytidae Sand lances



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
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]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Bleekeria estuaria Randall & Ida, 2014

Photo by Photo by Connell, A.
 
Bleekeria estuaria
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Bleekeria kallolepis
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Bleekeria mitsukurii Jordan & Evermann, 1902

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Bleekeria mitsukurii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Bleekeria murtii
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL
Bleekeria profunda Randall & Ida, 2014

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O.
 
Bleekeria profunda
[]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Bleekeria viridianguilla
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Gymnammodytes capensis
[Cape sandlance]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gymnammodytes cicerelus
[Mediterranean sand eel]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Gymnammodytes semisquamatus
[Smooth sandeel]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Hyperoplus lanceolatus
[Great sandeel]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Protammodytes brachistos
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Protammodytes sarisa
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Protammodytes ventrolineatus Randall & Ida, 2014

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O.
 
Protammodytes ventrolineatus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ammodytes americanus American sand lance Northwest Atlantic 23.5 TL 1842
Ammodytes dubius Northern sand lance North Atlantic 25 TL 1837
Ammodytes hexapterus Pacific sand lance Arctic, Northwest to Nort 30 TL 1814
Ammodytes marinus Lesser sand-eel Northeast Atlantic 25 TL 1934
Ammodytes personatus Pacific sandlance Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1856
Ammodytes tobianus Small sandeel Northeast Atlantic 20 SL 1758
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
Bleekeria estuaria Western Indian Ocean 6.3 SL 2014
Bleekeria kallolepis Eastern Indian Ocean 10.6 SL 1862
Bleekeria mitsukurii Indo-Pacific 16 TL 1902
Bleekeria murtii Eastern Indian Ocean 13.2 SL 2012
Bleekeria profunda Western Indian Ocean 12.1 SL 2014
Bleekeria viridianguilla Indo-West Pacific 14.6 SL 1931
Gymnammodytes capensis Cape sandlance Southeast Atlantic and We 17 TL 1927
Gymnammodytes cicerelus Mediterranean sand eel Eastern Atlantic and Medi 17 TL 1810
Gymnammodytes semisquamatus Smooth sandeel Northeast Atlantic 30 SL 1879
Hyperoplus immaculatus Greater sand-eel Northeast Atlantic 35 SL 1950
Hyperoplus lanceolatus Great sandeel Northeast Atlantic 40 SL 1824
Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus Eastern Central Pacific 15.9 SL 1994
Protammodytes brachistos Northwest Pacific 8.6 SL 1994
Protammodytes sarisa Western Central Atlantic 11.7 SL 1970
Protammodytes ventrolineatus Western Indian Ocean 13.8 SL 2014



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