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

Genus: Ammodytes

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Photo by Sargent, P.

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

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Ammodytes americanus
[American sand lance]

Photo by Flescher, D.

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

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Ammodytes dubius
[Northern sand lance]

Photo by Miller, T.

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

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Ammodytes hexapterus
[Pacific sand lance]

Photo by Svensen, E.

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

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Ammodytes marinus
[Lesser sand-eel]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

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

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Ammodytes personatus
[Pacific sandlance]

Photo by Meyer, T.

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

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Ammodytes tobianus
[Small sandeel]
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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

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