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

Genus: Citharichthys

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Western Central Atlantic

Citharichthys abbotti Dawson, 1969

Photo by Photo by Rechimont, M.E.
 
Citharichthys abbotti
[Veracruz whiff]
No picture found


 
Citharichthys amblybregmatus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Citharichthys arctifrons Goode, 1880

Photo by Photo by Love, J.W.
 
Citharichthys arctifrons
[Gulf Stream flounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Citharichthys arenaceus Evermann & Marsh, 1900

Photo by Photo by AFSCUS
 
Citharichthys arenaceus
[Sand whiff]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Citharichthys cornutus (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Citharichthys cornutus
[Horned whiff]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Citharichthys darwini Victor & Wellington, 2013

Photo by Photo by Victor, B.
 
Citharichthys darwini
[Darwin's sanddab]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Citharichthys dinoceros Goode & Bean, 1886

Photo by Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Citharichthys dinoceros
[Spined whiff]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Citharichthys fragilis Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Citharichthys fragilis
[Gulf sanddab]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Citharichthys gilberti Jenkins & Evermann, 1889

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Citharichthys gilberti
[Bigmouth sanddab]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Citharichthys gnathus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.7 cm TL
Citharichthys gordae Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Citharichthys gordae
[Mimic sandab]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Citharichthys gymnorhinus Gutherz & Blackman, 1970

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Citharichthys gymnorhinus
[Anglefin whiff]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Citharichthys macrops Dresel, 1885

Photo by Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Citharichthys macrops
[Spotted whiff]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Citharichthys mariajorisae
[Five-rayed sanddab]
No picture found


 
Citharichthys minutus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.6 cm TL
Citharichthys platophrys Gilbert, 1891

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Citharichthys platophrys
[Small sandab]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Citharichthys sordidus (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Citharichthys sordidus
[Pacific sanddab]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Citharichthys spilopterus Günther, 1862

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Citharichthys spilopterus
[Bay whiff]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Citharichthys stampflii (Steindachner, 1894)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Citharichthys stampflii
[Smooth flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Citharichthys stigmaeus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Citharichthys stigmaeus
[Speckled sanddab]
No picture found


 
Citharichthys surinamensis
[]



Central and South America
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Citharichthys uhleri Jordan, 1889

Photo by Photo by Molina, A.
 
Citharichthys uhleri
[Voodoo whiff]
No picture found


 
Citharichthys valdezi
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Citharichthys xanthostigma Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Love, M.
 
Citharichthys xanthostigma
[Longfin sanddab]



24 species

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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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