- Bigmouth sanddab
Bigmouth sanddab Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Pleuronectiformes Family: Paralichthyidae Genus: Citharichthys Species: C. gilberti Binomial name Citharichthys gilberti
(Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)
The bigmouth sanddab (Citharichthys gilberti) is a species of flatfish in the large-tooth flounder family Paralichthyidae. It is native to the eastern Pacific Ocean, in tropical waters ranging from the Gulf of California in the north to Peru in the south. It occurs in shallow waters off the coast, to a maximum depth of 36 metres (118 ft).
Like the rest of the large-tooth flounders, it has both eyes on the left side of its head. It grows to a maximum length of 27 centimetres (11 in). The bigmouth sanddab is a predator, feeding on large benthic organisms and small fish. It is a commercial fish of minor importance.
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