Citharichthys xanthostigma Gilbert, 1890
Longfin sanddab
Citharichthys xanthostigma
photo by Love, M.

Family:  Cyclopsettidae (Sand whiffs)
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 201 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, USA to Costa Rica.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 79-89; Anal soft rays: 61-69; Vertebrae: 36-38
Biology:  Inhabits sandy or sandy-muddy bottom (Ref. 9750). Utilized fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 17.02.20
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.07.95

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