WoRMS taxon details

Ammodytes americanus DeKay, 1842

159587  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159587)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution Labrador to southern Delaware  
Distribution Labrador to southern Delaware [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Ammodytes americanus DeKay, 1842. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159587 on 2018-03-19
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2017-07-19 06:48:43Z

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basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on copepods, mysids, amphipods, snails, clams, isopods, crabs and polychaetes [details]

Distribution Labrador to southern Delaware [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Bottom living species found in shallow bays and protected bays and estuaries, often on or burrowing into sandy bottom; to 20 m in Gulf of Maine. [details]

Importance Social- Potential commercial importance [details]

Predators Atlantic cod, haddock, pollock, plaice, yellowtail flounder, common dolphinfish, silver hake, finback whale [details]

Reproduction Spawning occurs between November and February [details]

English American sand lance  [details]
French lançon d'Amériquelançon d’Amérique  [details]