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Mediterranean sand eel

Order Perciformes
Family Ammodytidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated, slightly compressed body, covered with very small scales. Bearded head, with the upper jaw very protractil. Lateral line with small diverticula. A dorsal fin, long, sinuous profile; anal fin half as long as the dorsal. Small pectoral fins, inserted near the abdominal profile. No pelvic fins. Light brown color on the back, silver flanks. Up to 20 cm in length.

FAO code
Gymnammodytes cicerelus
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
International denominations
France Lançon cicerèle
Italy Cicerello
United Kingdom Mediterranean sand eel
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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