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Citharichthys xanthostigma

(longfin sanddab)


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Family : Large-tooth flounders ; Inhabits sandy or sandy-muddy bottom [1]. Utilized fresh.

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

longfin sanddab

Common Names in French:

Perpeire longue aile

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

長尾副棘鮃, 长尾副棘鲆

Common Names in Spanish:

Lenguado Al, lenguado alón, Lenguado alón

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Lenguado alón

Common Names in Swedish:

Långfenad sandvar


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Physical Description

Species Citharichthys xanthostigma

Males are commonly 20 cm (Total Length) in length when caught/marketed, but may be as large as 25 cm (Total Length).


May be found at depths of 2 to 201 meters.

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -4,010 meters (0 to -13,156 feet).[2]

Biome: Marine .


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 12-Jul-1995

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Citharichthys

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 23 species and subspecies in this genus:

C. abbotti (Veracruz Whiff) · C. arctifrons (Gulf Stream Flounder) · C. arenaceus (Sand Whiff) · C. cornutus (Horned Whiff) · C. dinoceros (Doublespot Perchlet) · C. fragilis (Gulf Sanddab) · C. gilberti (Bigmouth Sanddab) · C. gnathus (Big-Chinned Sanddab) · C. gordae (Mimic Sanddab) · C. gymnorhinus (Anglefin Whiff) · C. latifrons (Clearspot Flounder) · C. macrops (Spotted Whiff) · C. mariajorisae (Five-Rayed Sanddab) · C. microstomus (Smallmouth Flounder) · C. panamensis (Panamic Flounder) · C. platophrys (Small Sanddab) · C. sordidus (Pacific Sanddab) · C. spilopterus (Bay Whiff) · C. stampflii (Smooth Flounder) · C. stigmaeus (Speckled Sanddab) · C. uhleri (Flounder) · C. ventralis (Sash Flounder) · C. xanthostigma (Longfin Sanddab)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 05, 2008:



  1. Fitch, J.E. (1974). Offshore fishes of California. Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento, California. 80 p. [back]
  2. Mean = -941.120 meters (-3,087.664 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,479.680 based on 26 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06