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Citharoides macrolepis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Superorder: Acanthopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Suborder: Pleuronectoidei
Family: Citharidae
Günther, 1864
Type genus
Artedi, 1793
  • Brachypleurinae
  • Citharinae

The Citharidae or largescale flounders are a small family of flounders with four genera. Three genera are restricted to the Indo-Pacific, while Citharus is from the Mediterranean and East Atlantic (off northwest Africa). There are a total of seven species. Species reach lengths ranging between 14 and 36 centimetres (5.5 and 14.2 in).

Taxa include:


  • Joseph S. Nelson: Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, 2006, ISBN 0-471-25031-7.

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