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Sand lances of the genus Ammodytes (family Ammodytidae) are small silvery fishes that inhabit marine and adjacent brackish waters of the Northern Hemisphere.
Placed within the subfamily Ammodytinae, which also includes the genera Gymnammodytes and Hyperoplus, Ammodytes is diagnosed by the presence of scales deeply embedded in dermal plicae below the lateral line, a highly protrusible upper jaw (Pietsch, 1984), and non-expanded neural and haemal spines on the caudal vertebrae (Ida et al.
Jordan (1906) referred all Ammodytes of the North Pacific region to Ammodytes personatus, including populations from Alaska to Monterey, California, and from Siberia to the Inland Sea of Japan.
The last 2 species to be described from the North Pacific region were Ammodytes aleutensis and A.
The number of species of Ammodytes in waters off Japan has been in question for the last century.
All Ammodytidae 3 8 Pacific sand lance, Ammodytes hexapterus 3 8 All Pleuronectidae Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis Flathead sole, Hippoglossoides elassodon Starry flounder, Platichthys stellatus Northern rock sole, Lepidopsetta polyxystra Unidentified rock sole, Lepidopsetta spp.
capelin, Mallotus villosus; and rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax, or locally abundant fishes such as Arctic cod, Boreogadus saida, and Pacific sand lance, Ammodytes hexapterus (Bukhtiyarov et al.
Species reviewed include the northern pink shrimp, Pandalus borealis; Pacific sand lance, Ammodytes hexapterus; Pacific herring, Clupea harengus pallasi; walleye pollock, Theragra chalcogramma (two articles discuss this species, separately, in the eastern Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska); market squid, Loligo opalescens; and Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis.
Predation on the Pacific sand lance, Ammodytes hexapterus (Pisces, Ammodytidae), during the transition between day and night in southeastern Alaska.
Prey species Common name Family Alosa pseudoharengus alewife Clupeidae Ammodytes spp.
gunnel 1 Icosteidae Icosteus aenigmaticus Ragfish 2 Ammodytidae Ammodytes hexapterus Pacific sandlance 2 Paralichthyidae Citharichthys spp.
The most numerous prey fish were gadids, Ammodytes, and bothid and pleuronectid flatfishes.
keta (j) 0 4 D Loligo opalescens 1 5 Ammodytes hexapterus 0 14 Hypomesus pretiosus 0 7 Squalus acanathias 0 4 E Sardinops sagax 0 10 Sebastes entomelas (j) 0 3 Cololabis saira 0 3 Trophic Oncorhynchus group Nekton species tshawytscha (a) O.
Diel vertical migration and feeding rhythm of the larvae of the Japanese sand-eel Ammodytes personatus.