Big-scale Sand Smelt (Atherina boyeri)

Also known as Black Sea Sand Smelt, Boyer's Sand Smelt, Sand Smelt

Description

Also known as Black Sea Sand Smelt, Boyer's Sand Smelt, Sand Smelt.

Found in very large schools in brackish coastal waters in estuaries and slow flowing freshwater lakes and rivers.
They feed on crustaceans fish larvae, molluscs and worms.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 1-?m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean

These fish are common on shorelines, important food for larger fish species although no commercial value. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/16962

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