Sanddab


Sanddab

Taxobox
name = Sanddab
fossil_range = fossilrange|20|0
Late Miocene to Present [cite journal
last = Sepkoski
first = Jack
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = A compendium of fossil marine animal genera
journal = Bulletins of American Paleontology
volume = 364
issue =
pages = p.560
publisher =
location =
date = 2002
url = http://strata.ummp.lsa.umich.edu/jack/showgenera.php?taxon=611&rank=class
doi =
id =
accessdate = 2008-01-08
]



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Pacific sanddab, "Citharichthys sordidus"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Pleuronectiformes
familia = Paralichthyidae
genus = "Citharichthys"
genus_authority = Bleeker, 1862
type_species = "Citharichthys cayennensis"
type_species_authority = Bleeker, 1862

A sanddab is an edible flatfish of the genus "Citharichthys". Like other flatfish, they have both eyes on the same side of the head, most often on the left side.

There are multiple species of sanddab, though the most common by far is the Pacific sanddab, "Citharichthys sordidus". They are a dull light-brown, and are mottled with brown or black; sometimes yellow or orange.

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