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Ammodytes americanus
Ammodytes tobianus
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Trachiniformes
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. doi:10.7755/fb.113.2.3.