Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Ammodytidae > Genus: Ammodytes > Species: Ammodytes tobianus

Lesser sandeel - Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5543


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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

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aguacioso Spanish Fishbase
Corr ghainimh bheag/ an corr Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Equille French Fishbase
Kleiner Sandaal German Fishbase
Kusttobis Swedish Fishbase
Kysttobis Danish Fishbase
Lançon équille French Fishbase
Lanzon Spanish Fishbase
Lesser sandeel English Fishbase
Pikkutuulenkala Finnish Fishbase
Sand-eel English Fishbase
Sandeel English Fishbase
Sandgrævling Danish Fishbase
Sandsíli Icelandic Fishbase
Small sandeel English Fishbase
Småsil Norwegian Fishbase
Smooth sandeel English Fishbase
Tobiasfisch German Fishbase
Tobiasz Polish Fishbase
Tobis Norwegian Fishbase
Tobis småsil Norwegian Fishbase
Zandspiering Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Ammodytes lancea Cuvier, 1829

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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