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| Common names: sandab (English), lenguado (Espanol) |
Citharichthys gordae Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938
Body elongate (height ~ 43% of SL); head pointed, length ~ 37% of SL; eyes on left side, close together, ~ parallel, upper eye touches edge of head, ridge over lower eye; mouth medium length, 33-36% of head length, ends under middle 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, moderately long, 17-19 lower rakers; dorsal fin origin over upper eye, 73-79 dorsal rays; 57-62 anal rays; eye side pectoral ~ 62% of head length; base of eye-side pelvic on midline of body; urinary papilla on blind side, immediately behind anus; eye-side lateral line ~ straight, from edge of opercle to tail base; scales rough; 48-50 lateral line scales.
Eye-side brown, dark mottlings of varying sizes; fins dusky, sometimes indistinct mottling; operculum and along lateral line dark.
Size: 14 cm.
Habitat: sandy bottoms.
Depth: 75-145 m.
The tip of Baja and the central -eastern Gulf of California.