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Ammodytes dubius (offshore sand lance; sand eel; Sand lance; Northern sand lance; Lawnce; Lants; Launce; Lant; Lance)

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Prey / Diet

Ammodytes dubius (offshore sand lance)[1]
Gammarus annulatus[2]
Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill)[1]
Neomysis americana (Mysid shrimp)[2]
Parasagitta elegans (elegant arrow worm)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)1
Brevoortia aurea (Brazilian menhaden)1
Brevoortia tyrannus (Shad)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)1
Cynoscion striatus (Striped weakfish)1
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)1
Larimus fasciatus (Banded drum)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)1
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)2
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)1
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish)1
Micropogonias furnieri (Whitemouth drummer)1
Morone americana (Wreckfish)1
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)1
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)1
Paralichthys orbignyanus1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Prionotus carolinus (Searobin)1
Prionotus evolans (Striped searobin)1
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)3
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)2
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)2
Syngnathus fuscus (Northern pipefish)2
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)1
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)1

Predators

Alopias vulpinus (Zorro thresher shark)[2]
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)[2]
Alosa sapidissima (American shad)[1]
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[2]
Ammodytes dubius (offshore sand lance)[1]
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)[2]
Cynoscion regalis (Weakfish)[2]
Dasyatis centroura (clam cracker)[2]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[2]
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus (Witch flounder)[3]
Halichoerus grypus (Gray Seal)[4]
Hemitripterus americanus (Wip)[1]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[5]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[2]
Lamna nasus (Porbeagle shark)[6]
Leucophaeus atricilla (Laughing Gull)[1]
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[2]
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)[2]
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)[3]
Macrourus berglax (smoothspined grenadier)[3]
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)[1]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[2]
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)[2]
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)[1]
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)[2]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[1]
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)[2]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[1]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[2]
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)[1]
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)[3]
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)[2]
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)[1]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[2]
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)[2]
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)[7]
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)[2]
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[8]
Brachyphallus crenatus[8]
Corynosoma wegeneri[8]
Derogenes varicus[8]
Lecithaster gibbosus[8]

Distribution

Arctic Ocean; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Beaufort Sea; Canada; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Greenland; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; North Atlantic: Greenland to North Carolina. Also in the northeast Atlantic (Ref. 7251).; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Scotian Shelf; USA (contiguous states); West Greenland Shelf;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000) 3Feeding Habits of Fish Species Distributed on the Grand Bank, Concepción González1, Xabier Paz, Esther Román, and María Hermida, NAFO SCR Doc. 06/31, Serial No. N5251 (2006) 4Offshore diet of grey seals Halichoerus grypus near Sable Island, Canada, W. D. Bowen, G . D. Harrison, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 112: 1-11, 1994 5Condition and Feeding of American Plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides) in the North Atlantic with Emphasis on the Flemish Cap, Concepción González, Esther Román and Xabier Paz, J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., Vol. 37: 87–102 (2006) 6Analysis of stomach contents of the porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus Bonnaterre) in the northwest Atlantic, W. N. Joyce, S. E. Campana, L. J. Natanson, N. E. Kohler, H. L. Pratt Jr, and C. F. Jensen, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 59: 1263–1269. 2002 7Differences in diet of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) at five seasonal feeding grounds on the New England continental shelf, Bradford C. Chase, Fishery Bulletin 100 no2 168-80 Ap 2002 8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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