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  Common names: sanddab (English), lenguado (Espanol)
Citharichthys gnathus Hoshino and Amaoka, 1999

Big-chinned sanddab

Body elongate sharply wedge-shaped at rear; head large; eyes large, lower one slightly before upper one, narrow between them, strong bony ridge over lower eye; snout long (5.5-6.3% of SL), very strongly projecting in adults; eyes on left side; mouth medium length ends under front of pupil of lower eye; a large pointed knob at tip of chin of adults; 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,  16-20 lower rakers; dorsal fin origin slightly before upper eye, 78-86 dorsal rays; 62-68 anal rays; eye side pectoral 85% 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 large, slightly rough on eye side, smooth on blind side; lateral line 44-50 scales.

Eye-side dark brown; blind-side pale brown.

Size: 16.1 cm.

Habitat: sandy bottoms.

Depth: 95 m.

Known only from the Galapagos Islands.


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