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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Paralichthyidae Large-tooth flounders

Genus: Citharichthys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Citharichthys abbotti Veracruz whiff Western Central Atlantic 1969
Citharichthys amblybregmatus Western Central Atlantic. 1970
Citharichthys arctifrons Gulf Stream flounder Western Atlantic 18 TL 1880
Citharichthys arenaceus Sand whiff Western Atlantic 20 TL 1900
Citharichthys cornutus Horned whiff Western Atlantic 10 TL 1880
Citharichthys darwini Darwin's sanddab Southeast Pacific 6 SL 2013
Citharichthys dinoceros Spined whiff Western Atlantic 12 SL 1886
Citharichthys fragilis Gulf sanddab Eastern Pacific 22 TL 1890
Citharichthys gilberti Bigmouth sanddab Eastern Pacific 27 TL 1889
Citharichthys gnathus Southeast Pacific 13.2 SL 1999
Citharichthys gordae Mimic sandab Eastern Central Pacific 14.7 TL 1938
Citharichthys gymnorhinus Anglefin whiff Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1970
Citharichthys macrops Spotted whiff Western Atlantic 20 TL 1885
Citharichthys mariajorisae Five-rayed sanddab Eastern Pacific 12.4 SL 1995
Citharichthys minutus Western Central Atlantic 1982
Citharichthys platophrys Small sandab Eastern Pacific 20.6 TL 1891
Citharichthys sordidus Pacific sanddab Eastern Pacific 41 TL 1854
Citharichthys spilopterus Bay whiff Western Atlantic 21 TL 1862
Citharichthys stampflii Smooth flounder Eastern Atlantic 16 TL 1894
Citharichthys stigmaeus Speckled sanddab Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1882
Citharichthys surinamensis Western Central Atlantic 1801
Citharichthys uhleri Voodoo whiff Central and South America 14 SL 1889
Citharichthys valdezi Western Central Atlantic 1986
Citharichthys xanthostigma Longfin sanddab Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1890



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