Citharichthys stigmaeus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Speckled sanddab
photo by Nichols, J.

 Family:  Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)
 Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 549 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Montague Island, Alaska to Bahia Magdalena, southern Baja California, Mexico.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 75-97; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 58-77; Vertebrae: 34-39. Caudal rounded.
 Biology:  Found on sandy bottom, from near shore to 366 m (Ref. 2850). Little commercial importance because of its small size (Ref. 2850).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.09.99
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.09.96

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