Sand smelt

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Sand smelt
Atherina presbyter.jpg
The sand smelt (Atherina presbyter) in the Océanopolis Aquarium, Brest, France
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinidae
Genus: Atherina
Species: A. presbyter
Binomial name
Atherina presbyter
G. Cuvier, 1829

The sand smelt (Atherina presbyter) is a species of marine fish of the Atherinidae family, common in the north-eastern Atlantic from the Danish straits to the Canary Islands and the western Mediterranean Sea. They live in shoals near the water surface, but go deep in winter.