Lesser sand eel (Ammodytes tobianus)
- The lesser sand eel is the most abundant species of sand eel in British waters.
- Female sand eels can produce between 4,000 and 20,000 eggs.
- During winter, lesser sand eels bury themselves between 20 and 50 centimetres into the sand.
- The lesser sand eel can grow up to 20 centimetres in length.
The lesser sand eel has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.
Information on the lesser sand eel is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.
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ITIS (December, 2012)