| Common names: sandab (English), lenguado (Espanol) |
Citharichthys stigmaeus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Body elongate; head < 30% of SL; eyes on left side; lower eye diameter equal to or less than snout length; narrow and flat between eyes, no bony ridge over lower eye; mouth medium length, ends under center of lower eye; blind side jaws not arched; teeth ~ equally developed on both sides of jaws, in 1 series of immovable teeth on each jaw, no canines but front teeth a little enlarged; gill rakers slender, short, 8-10 lower rakers; 75-97 dorsal rays; 58-77 anal rays; eye side pectoral 43-59% of head length, not reaching eye when folded forwards; base of eye side pelvic on midline of body; tail fin rounded; urinary papilla on blind side, immediately behind anus; eye-side lateral line ~ straight, from edge of opercle to tail base; scales rough, 52-58 lateral line scales.
Eye-side tan to olive; finely and sharply speckled with black on body and fins; 3 dark blotches on body along lateral line; blind-side cream.
Size: 19 cm.
Habitat: sandy bottoms.
Depth: 0-366 m.
Alaska to southern Baja.