Citharichthys platophrys Gilbert, 1891
Small sandab
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Cyclopsettidae (Sand whiffs)
Max. size:  20.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 60 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Peru.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-78; Anal soft rays: 62-62
Biology:  Inhabits soft bottoms. Marketed fresh and may also be utilized as fishmeal.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.07.95

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