Sand-Eel, or Ammodytes to-bianus, L. a fish, resembling an eel, but seldom exceeding one foot in length. It abounds on the sandy shores of Britain during the summer months, where it conceals itself, after the tide has retired, at the depth of twelve inches in the sand. In some places, this fish is frequently dug out, and in others it is drawn up by means of a particular hook contrived for that purpose.

The sand-eel is usually employed by way of bait, for taking other fish ; though it is sometimes carried to the table, being reputed to be Very delicate eating.