Citharichthys gilberti Jenkins & Evermann, 1889
Bigmouth sanddab
Citharichthys gilberti
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Cyclopsettidae (Sand whiffs)
Max. size:  27 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range - 36 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 76-89; Anal soft rays: 57-68; Vertebrae: 33-35
Biology:  Found on soft bottoms of trawling grounds and bays (Ref. 11482); commonly found in estuaries; sometimes enters freshwater. Feeds on big benthic invertebrates and small fishes. Utilized fresh and frozen.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 June 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.07.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 17.02.20

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