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Ammodytes tobianus, Small sandeel : fisheries, bait
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Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus , 1758

Small sandeel Add your observation in Fish Watcher
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Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei (Sand dwellers) > Ammodytidae (Sand lances)
Etymology: Ammodytes: Greek, ammos = sand + Greek, dytes = anyone that likes immersions, diving (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on author: Linnaeus .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 1 - 96 m (Ref. 57178 ). Temperate; 72°N - 36°N, 23°W - 42°E

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Northeast Atlantic: Murmansk to Spain, including Iceland and the Baltic (Ref. 4674 ). Reports from the Mediterraneanare misidentications (Ref. 125963 ). Two distinct but often sympatric spawning groups exist in the area but have not been given subspecies status although spawning groups differ in mean vertebral number (autumn higher than spring), otolith structure, and probably habitats.

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Maturity: L m 13.0 , range 11 - 15 cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397 ); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 729 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 49-58; Anal soft rays : 24 - 32; Vertebrae : 60 - 68. Scales present in the midline anterior to dorsal fin and over the musculature at base of caudal fin. Belly scales in tight chevron. Margins of dorsal and anal fins straight with rays of equal length. Lateral line pores linearly arranged along the un branched canals. Back typically sandy brown.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Territorial; found in inshore waters, especially sandy bays and beaches, including the inter-tidal zone and estuaries; rarely offshore. Alternate between lying buried in the sandy substrate and swimming in schools in the water mass. Adults feed on zooplankton and some large diatoms (Ref. 3397 ). They hibernate in winter buried in sand at depths of 20-50 cm (Ref. 35388 ).

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Bauchot, M.-L. , 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3397 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435 )

  Data deficient (DD)  ; Date assessed: 10 March 2014

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial; bait: usually FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201 ): 7.3 - 13.5, mean 10.2 °C (based on 738 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00229 (0.00164 - 0.00321), b=3.07 (3.00 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.1   ±0.1 se; based on diet studies. Generation time: 1.8 (1.4 - 2.6) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 10 growth studies. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.45-0.77; tm=1-3; tmax=7). Prior r = 1.02, 95% CL = 0.67 - 1.53, Based on 8 stock assessments. Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100). Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Low . Nutrients (Ref. 124155 ):  Calcium = 80.7 [45.2, 182.6] mg/100g; Iron = 0.528 [0.273, 0.948] mg/100g; Protein = 19.2 [17.7, 20.6] %; Omega3 = 0.459 [0.238, 0.845] g/100g; Selenium = 12.4 [5.5, 29.2] μg/100g; VitaminA = 20.7 [6.7, 66.3] μg/100g; Zinc = 0.857 [0.585, 1.270] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.

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