Citharichthys macrops Dresel, 1885
Spotted whiff
Citharichthys macrops
photo by Martins, I.A.

Family:  Cyclopsettidae (Sand whiffs)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Chesapeake Bay south along the U.S., Bahamas, throughout the Gulf of Mexico except northwestern Cuba; in the Caribbean from southern Jamaica, and along Central and South America from Mexico to the Honduran Bay Islands, and Colombia to Brazil (Santa Catarina).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits hard sand bottom from water's edge to 18 m depth, occasionally to 90 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 February 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 17.02.20
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.08.94

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