genus Ammodytes

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Noun1.genus Ammodytes - type genus of the Ammodytidaegenus Ammodytes - type genus of the Ammodytidae  
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
launce, sand eel, sand lance, sand launce - very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
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The taxonomic composition and distribution of sand lances from the genus Ammodytes (Perciformes: Ammodytidae) in the North Pacific.
Systematics of North Pacific sand lances of the genus Ammodytes based on molecular and morphological evidence, with the description of a new species from Japan.
Sand lances of the genus Ammodytes (family Ammodytidae) are small silvery fishes that inhabit marine and adjacent brackish waters of the Northern Hemisphere.
As a result of this study, we revise the genus Ammodytes in the North Pacific region, on the basis of an examination of genetic variation at the COI gene and morphological variation in specimens collected throughout nearly the entire range of the genus in the North Pacific region: from California to Puget Sound, the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering and Chukchi seas, Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan, Seto Inland Sea, and the Pacific coast of Japan.
For the purpose of examining phylogenetic relationships within the genus Ammodytes, the data were supplemented with 15 samples representing 4 species of Ammodytes from the Atlantic Ocean and a DNA sequence from Uranoscopus oligolepis from GenBank (FJ237962) to use as an out-group for phylogenetic analysis.