Sand eel

Sand eels -

Scientific names: Ammodytidae means sand diver. In the coastal sand eels scientific name, Ammodytes tobianus, tobianus is a latinisation of the Swedish word tobis. In the scientific name Ammodytes marinus, marinus means aquatic or sea living, while in Hyperoplus lanceolatus, hyperoplus means in excessive numbers, while lanceolatus means lancet formed.

Other English names: The group as a whole are often referred to as sand eels, with name variations such as small sand eel, lesser sand eel or greater sand eel depending on the specie.

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