Speckled sanddab

It is a much smaller cousin of the Pacific sanddab, growing to a maximum of 17 cm in length.

The Speckled sanddab lives in the demersal, marine, depth range - 549 m , usually - 91 m environment.

The Speckled sanddab (Citharichthys stigmaeus) is a species of flounder in the genus Citharichthys. It is native to the eastern Pacific Ocean, ranging from Alaska in the north to Baja California, Mexico in the south. More

collected speckled sanddabs of 91 to 148 mm (TL), from depths of 5 to 45 m, on the intercanyon shelf. Pelagic speckled sanddab larvae have been collected from close inshore to 320 km offshore. Sanddabs have preferences for sandy bottom areas. More

The third, the speckled sanddab, is so small (only about 5 inches) that it is only important to the diet of other fishes. The Pacific sanddab can best be distinguished from the longfin sanddab by the length of the pectoral fin on the eyed side. More

Speckled sanddab; Pacific sanddab; Bigmouth sanddab; Longfin sanddab; Speckled ray; Speckled tortoise; Speckled yellow; Speckled tanager; Speckled carpetshark; Speckled squirrelfish; Speckled drum; Speckled sandperch; Speckled grouper; Speckled piranha; Speckled moray; Speckled damsel; Speckled dace; Speckled piculet; Speckled boobook; Speckled flounder; Speckled butterflyfish; More

Speckled Sanddab (Citharichthys stigmaeus) at night at Redondo Beach, California More

Distribution of speckled sanddabs in San Francisco Bay - Speckled sanddabs are marine flatfish which range from Magdalena Bay, Baja California to Montague Island, Alaska. They reach a maximum length of approximately 171 mm. More

Speckled Sanddab Abundance in San Francisco Bay/Estuary - - Annual abundance indices for speckled sanddab are generated from the Back to Top | Contact DFG | Conditions of Use | More

Sometimes confused with speckled sanddab, which has black speckling on body. Positive identification of Pacific sanddab, fulf sanddab, speckled sanddab, and longfin sanddab require fill raker and later line scale counts. More

Color: The speckled sanddab is a master of color camouflage to match its surroundings. That said, it is usually shades of brown, often mottled or blotched with dark brown, and white spots or blotches. More

Common names

Cytara plamista in Polish (polski)
Lenguado in sp
Lenguado in Spanish (español)
Lenguado moteado in Spanish (español)
Lenguado pecoso in Spanish (español)
Prickig sandvar in Swedish (Svenska)
sandab in English
speckled sanddab in English
眼点副棘鲆 in Mandarin Chinese
眼点副棘鲆 in Unknown
眼點副棘鮃 in Mandarin Chinese
眼點副棘鮃 in Unknown

Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Paralichthyidae
Genus : Citharichthys
Species : Citharichthys stigmaeus
Authority : Jordan and Gilbert, 1882