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Ammodytes americanus.jpg
Ammodytes americanus
Ammodytes tobianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Ammodytidae
Genus: Ammodytes
Linnaeus, 1758

Ammodytes is a genus of sand lances native to the northern oceans.


There are currently 8 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b c d Orr, J.W., Wildes, S., Kai, Y., Raring, N., Nakabo, T., Katugin, O. & Guyon, J. (2015). "Systematics of North Pacific sand lances of the genus Ammodytes based on molecular and morphological evidence, with the description of a new species from Japan" (PDF). Fishery Bulletin, 113 (2): 129–156.