Pacific sanddab

The Pacific sanddab is endemic to the northern Pacific Ocean, from the Sea of Japan to the coast of California.

The Pacific sanddab lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 0 - 549 m , usually 15 - m environment.

The Pacific sanddab is a species of sanddab (Citharichthys sordidus). It is by far the most common sanddab, and it shares its habitat with the longfin sanddab (Citharichthys xanthostigma) and the speckled sanddab (Citharichthys stigmaeus). More

commercial Pacific sanddab catch is landed almost entirely from the ports of Eureka, San Francisco, and Monterey. Before 1938, San Francisco landings amounted to more than 95% of the total commercial catch. More

Pacific sanddab Citharichthys sordidus Girard is very abundant along the Pacific coast of North America and is an important food fish in California (Hopkins 1986). More

Pacific Sanddab Recipe at Epicurean. More

The Pacific sanddab can best be distinguished from the longfin sanddab by the length of the pectoral fin on the eyed side. It is always shorter than the head of the Pacific sanddab and longer than the head of the longfin. More

Pacific sanddab; Bigmouth sanddab; Speckled sanddab; Longfin sanddab; Pacific porgy; Pacific beardfish; Pacific chupare; Pacific hatchetfish; Pacific sandeel; Pacific angelshark; Pacific halfbeak; Pacific boa; Pacific sierra; Pacific bonito; Pacific blackdragon; Pacific halibut; Pacific seahorse; Pacific cod; Pacific cornetfish; Pacific ladyfish; Pacific herring; More

Description: The body of the Pacific sanddab is oblong and compressed. The head is deep; the eyes are on the left-side and are large. The color is light brown mottled with yellow and orange on the eyed side and white on the blind side. More

Pacific sanddabs live on sandy bottoms and feed on a variety of benthic organisms, including small fish, squid, octopus, shrimp, crabs, sea squirts and worms. Commercial Sources The United States is the main commercial source for Pacific sanddabs. More

waters, the Pacific sanddab, longfin sanddab, speckled sanddab and gulf sanddab. "Most sport anglers catch the two largest sanddabs, the Pacific and the longfin sanddab," according to the Department of Fish and Game's "California Finfish and Shellfish Identification Book. More

Pacific Sanddab Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

Pacific sanddab are found from Cape Lucas, Baja California, to the Bering Sea . Fishery Pacific sanddab are taken commercially in the bottom trawl fishery, primarily off Oregon . More

Common names

Cardine de Californie in French (français)
Cytara czarna in Polish (polski)
Fläckig sandvar in Swedish (Svenska)
Flounder in English
Lenguado in sp
Lenguado in Spanish (español)
Lenguado arenero del Pacifíco in Spanish (español)
Lenguado moteado in Spanish (español)
Mottled sanddab in English
Pacific sanddab in English
sandab in English
Sandbutt in German (Deutsch)
Sanddab in English
камбала песчаная in Russian (русский язык)
太平洋副棘鮃 in Mandarin Chinese
太平洋副棘鲆 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Paralichthyidae
Genus : Citharichthys
Species : Citharichthys sordidus
Authority : Girard, 1854