Citharus linguatula

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Citharus linguatula
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Citharidae
Genus: Citharus
Artedi, 1793
Species: C. linguatula
Binomial name
Citharus linguatula
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Citharus macrolepidotus (Bloch, 1787)
  • Pleuronectes citharus Spinola, 1807
  • Pleuronectes linguatula Linnaeus, 1758
  • Pleuronectes macrolepidotus Bloch, 1787
  • Pleuronectes patarachia Nardo, 1847

Citharus linguatula, the spotted flounder or Atlantic spotted flounder, is a species of fish in the Citharidae, a family of flounders. It is native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean (off northwest Africa) and the Mediterranean Sea, where it is found to a depth of 300 m (980 ft). This species grows to a total length of 30 cm (12 in) . It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its monotypic genus.


  1. ^ Tous, P.; Sidibé, A; Mbye, E.; et al. (2015). "Citharus linguatula". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T198726A15540966. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T198726A15540966.en.  Downloaded on 20 March 2018.