Lance fish
Lance fish Lance" fish` . (Zo["o]l.) A slender marine fish of the genus {Ammodytes}, especially {Ammodytes tobianus} of the English coast; -- called also {sand lance}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sand lance — Lance fish Lance fish . (Zo[ o]l.) A slender marine fish of the genus {Ammodytes}, especially {Ammodytes tobianus} of the English coast; called also {sand lance}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand lance — Taxobox name = Sand lances image width = 240px image caption = Northern sand lance, Ammodytes dubius regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Ammodytidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision =… …   Wikipedia

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