Sand whiff

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Sand whiff
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Paralichthyidae
Genus: Citharichthys
Species: C. arenaceus
Binomial name
Citharichthys arenaceus
Evermann & M. C. Marsh, 1900

The sand whiff (Citharichthys arenaceus) is a species of flatfish in the large-tooth flounder family Paralichthyidae. This demersal marine fish inhabits the western Atlantic Ocean, occurring in shallow tropical coastal waters, as well as in estuaries, bays, and lagoons. It ranges from Florida, United States, in the north to the West Indies and Brazil in the south.[1]

Like the rest of the large-tooth flounders, it has both eyes on the left side of its head. It grows to a maximum length of 20 cm (7.9 in).


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