Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Ammodytidae > Hyperoplus > Hyperoplus lanceolatus

Hyperoplus lanceolatus (greater sand eel; Launce; Greater sand-eel; Greater sandeel; Great sandeel; Great sand eel; Gibbin-mooar)

Synonyms: Ammodytes lanceolatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The great sand eel (Hyperoplus lanceolatus) is the greater species of sand eel. The maximum sixe is 35 cm.
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Migration [1]  Oceano-estuarine


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Clupea harengus (Yawling)[2]
Hyperoplus lanceolatus (greater sand eel)[2]
Macropipus tuberculatus (portunid crab)[2]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[2]
Sprattus sprattus (Whitebait)[2]



Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Oresundsakvariet (Oresund Aquarium)


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Plateau; Finland; France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Isle of Man; Latvia; Lithuania; Netherlands; North Sea; Northeast Atlantic: Murman and Spitzbergen to Portugal, including Iceland and much of the Baltic.; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Poland; Portugal; Russian Federation; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit 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.
3Ontogenetic dietary shift and feeding strategy of Raja undulata Lacepède, 1802 (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) on the Portuguese continental shelf, Teresa Moura, Ivone FigueIredo, Inês Farias, Bárbara Serra-Pereira, Ana Neves, Maria de Fátima Borges and Leonel Serrano Gordo, Scientia Marina 72(2) June 2008, 311-318
4Seasonal and geographical variations in the diet of Common Guillemots Uria aalge off western Scotland, D J Halley, N. Harrison, A. Webb and D.R. Thompson, SEABIRD 17: 12-20
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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