Great sandeel

Breeding occurs through between March into August.

The Great sandeel lives in the demersal, oceanodromous, brackish, marine, depth range 6 - 30 m environment.

Introduction: The Great Sandeel or Launce can be found in and among Mackerel shoals in the summer months, but it is rarely sought after as a fish in its own right, although some people say it tastes extremely good! You may catch them by foul hooking them searching More

Common names

Aminodytes in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Aminodytes in Greek, Modern (1453)
Ammodytis in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Ammodytis in Greek, Modern (1453)
Cicerelle in French (français)
Cicerello in Italian (Italiano)
Didysis tobis in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Dobijak in Polish (polski)
Frachao in Portuguese (Português)
Galeota in Portuguese (Português)
Galeota-maior in Portuguese (Português)
Geleota in Portuguese (Português)
Gibbin-mooar in English
grand lançon in French (français)
Great sand eel in English
Great sandeel in English
greater sand eel in English
greater sand eel in Ukrainian (українська мова)
Greater sand-eel in English
Greater sandeel in English
grosser Sandaal in German (Deutsch)
Großer Tobiasfisch in German (Deutsch)
Hujka in Serbian (српски језик)
Ikanago in Japanese (日本語)
Isotuulenkala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kum in Turkish (Türkçe)
Kum baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Kum balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Lançon in French (français)
Lançon commun in French (français)
Lanzon in Spanish (español)
Launce in English
Loutsáki in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Loutsáki in Greek, Modern (1453)
Nebbasildakongur in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Plettet tobiskonge in Danish (dansk)
Plón in Spanish (español)
Sandaal in German (Deutsch)
Sandilho in Portuguese (Português)
Sandsíli in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Sandspierling in German (Deutsch)
smelt in Dutch (Nederlands)
smelt in English
Stóra nebbasild in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Storsil in Norwegian (Norsk)
Stortobis in Norwegian (Norsk)
Talareg in Breton (brezhoneg)
talareg bras in Breton (brezhoneg)
Tobis in German (Deutsch)
Tobis in Swedish (Svenska)
Tobis siler in Norwegian (Norsk)
Tobiskonge in Danish (dansk)
Tobiskung in Swedish (Svenska)
TrönusÌli in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Zandspiering in Dutch (Nederlands)
песчанка болшая in Russian (русский язык)
尖头富筋鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
尖頭富筋魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Ammodytidae
Genus : Hyperoplus
Species : Hyperoplus lanceolatus
Authority : Le Sauvage, 1824