Pacific sanddab

Citharichthys sordidus family

Paralichthyidae taxonomy

Psettichthys sordidus Girard, 1854, San Francisco, California. other common names

English: Mottled sanddab, soft flounder, melgrim; Spanish: Lenguado arenero del Pacifico, lenguado.

physical characteristics

Medium-sized, sinistral flatfishes with an elongate to oval body; large head with large terminal mouth; and slightly conservation status

Not threatened.

significance to humans

Excellent food fish. Regarded as a delicacy in California but with less appeal elsewhere. ♦

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