Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Ammodytidae > Genus: Hyperoplus > Species: Hyperoplus lanceolatus

Great sand eel - Hyperoplus lanceolatus (Le Sauvage, 1824)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aminodytes Greek Fishbase
Ammodytis Greek Fishbase
Cicerello Italian Fishbase
Dobijak Polish Fishbase
Frachao Portuguese Fishbase
Galeota Portuguese Fishbase
Galeota-maior Portuguese Fishbase
Geleota Portuguese Fishbase
Great sand eel English Fishbase
Great sandeel English Fishbase
Greater sandeel English Fishbase
Großer Sandaal German Fishbase
Großer Tobiasfisch German Fishbase
Hujka Serbian Fishbase
Isotuulenkala Finnish Fishbase
Kum Turkish Fishbase
Kum balígi Turkish Fishbase
Lançon commun French Fishbase
Lanzon Spanish Fishbase
Launce English Fishbase
Loutsáki Greek Fishbase
Plón Spanish Fishbase
Sandaal German Fishbase
Sandilho Portuguese Fishbase
Sandsíli Icelandic Fishbase
Sandspierling German Fishbase
Smelt Dutch Fishbase
Storsil Norwegian Fishbase
Stortobis Norwegian Fishbase
Tobis German Fishbase
Tobis Swedish Fishbase
Tobis siler Norwegian Fishbase
Tobiskonge Danish Fishbase
Tobiskung Swedish Fishbase
Trönusíli Icelandic Fishbase
Zandspiering Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Ammodytes lanceolatus Le Sauvage, 1824

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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