Inshore Sand Lance (Ammodytes americanus)


Taxonomy: US Dept of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Trachinoidei
Family: Ammodytidae
Genus: Ammodytes
Species: americanus

Species Description:

The inshore sand lance (Ammodytes americanus) is a member of the Ammodytidae family. Typically found in shallow coastal waters and estuaries (<2m), often partially buried in the substrate.

Conservation Status:

Not Listed (COSEWIC 2004)