sand eel


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

sand eel

or sand·eel (sănd′ēl′)
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sand eel

n
(Animals) any silvery eel-like marine spiny-finned fish of the family Ammodytidae found burrowing in sand or shingle. Popular name: launce
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sand eel - very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beachessand eel - very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Ammodytes, genus Ammodytes - type genus of the Ammodytidae
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

sand eel

nanguilla della sabbia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Sand eel populations are hit by both overfishing and rising temperatures caused by climate change.
But experts say globally puffins are threatened, as climate change affects their favourite food - sand eels. Sand eel populations are hit by both overfishing and rising temperatures caused by climate change.
Judd Wise--in the 7-, 8-, and 10-inch sizes, as well as Hogy's Sand Eel softbaits have earned exemplary reputations among tarpon anglers.
Harriet Reid, one of the 11 National Trust rangers who live on the islands from March to December, said: "Annual monitoring may help us track numbers against likely causes of population change, whether that's changes in frequency of storms and summer rainfall as a result of climate change, changes in the sand eel population or something else altogether.
Rising sea surface temperatures, linked to climate change, is thought to be affecting the availability of the main prey of kittiwakes, the sand eel.
For other species (mainly flat fish and species like sand eel or Norway pout), it will apply from 1 January 2015.
Christy added: "It sounds like a hazardous job, as sometime they could give a little bit of a nip but they''re quite gentle, we hadn''t anticipated the rearing of these babies being quite so labour-intensive, but we''re confident once they move onto chopped sand eel and sprat we''ll soon get them feeding for themselves."
July 15 2010 - TripleNine Fish Protein amba, a Danish co-operative and a producer of fishmeal and fish oil, said delays to sand eel fishing will affect its bottom line.
THE EUROPEAN Commission has decided to open a 2006 quota of 300,000 tonnes for sand eel catches in the North Sea and Skagerrak, limiting the number of days at sea for EU vessels to the level of 2003.
Phil, who fishes for the Garry Evans Match Team, was fishing the pebbles and caught all his fish on sand eel. He took home PS300 donated by Treforest Tiling Ltd.
Green mackerel, sand eel, bunker, lazer sardine and others are available to match a variety of saltwater forage species.
Its main food source, the sand eel, decreased in numbers due to its dislike of our increasingly warm waters and because of over-fishing.