Found in shallow coastal waters as well as in protected bays and estuaries (Ref. 10198). Occurs in large schools and burrows in the sand at times to a depth of several inches.
- Nizinski, M.S., B.B. Collette and B.B. Washington 1990 Separation of two species of sand lances, Ammodytes americanus and A. dubius, in the western North Atlantic. Fish. Bull. 88:241-255. (Ref. 10198) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=10198&speccode=3820
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