Ammodytes marinusis commonly referred to as Lesser sand-eel. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 1570 AphiaID: 126751 Scientific: Ammodytes marinus German: Sandaal English: Lesser Sand-eel Category: Sand eels Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Ammodytidae (Family) > Ammodytes (Genus) > marinus (Species) Initial determination: Raitt, 1934 Occurrence: , Russland the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, Barents Sea, European Coasts, Greenland, Iceland, Indian Ocean, Malaysia, Philippines, Scandinavia, the Andaman Sea, the British Isles, the Faroe Islands, the Isle of Man Sea depth: 10 - 150 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 35.6 °F - 59 °F (2°C - 15°C) Food: Algae, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Living Food, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2005-08-20 16:24:03
Last edit: 2005-08-20 16:24:03
The foto was taken by Erling Svensen, Norway.
This species is usually territorial and burrowing.
Feed on zooplankton and phytoplankton
High activity in periods with strong tidal currents; then the sand-eels leave their bottom hides and form large shools.
When the light intensity is low, at night and during wintertime they bury in the bottom.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Ammodytidae (Family) > Ammodytes (Genus)
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