Ammodytidae

Wirtz, Peter, Ferreira, Carlos Eduardo L., Floeter, Sergio R., Fricke, Ronald, Gasparini, João Luiz, Iwamoto, Tomio, Rocha, Luiz, 2007, Coastal Fishes of São Tomé and Príncipe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) — an update, Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 16

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.177470

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2202520B-A3E7-492D-A932-14463CD6DAF9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C636785B-FFB6-E218-44D6-8F3BFC863F19

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ammodytidae
status

 

Ammodytidae 

Unidentified species

A large swarm of fish belonging to this family was observed and photographed over sandy bottom in about 20 m depth near Kia. The species cannot be identified from the photos. No species of this family have so far been recorded from São Tomé and Príncipe. The only ammodytid known from the eastern Atlantic, Ammodytes cicerelus (Rafinesque, 1810)  is recorded from the Mediterranean and Black seas, and along the African coast from Morocco to Angola (Quéro 1990).