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Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab; Pacific sanddab; Mottled sanddab)

Synonyms: Psettichthys sordidus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Pacific sanddab (Citharichthys sordidus) is a species of flatfish. It is by far the most common sanddab, and it shares its habitat with the longfin sanddab (C. xanthostigma) and the speckled sanddab (C. stigmaeus). It is a medium-sized flatfish, with a light brown color mottled brown or black, occasionally with white or orange spots. It is an opportunistic predator, feeding on a variety of crustaceans, as well as smaller fish, squid, and octopuses.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary   California, United States
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge IV 352 California, United States
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Amaeana occidentalis[1]
Doryteuthis opalescens (california market squid)[2]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[3]
Magelona sacculata[1]
Onuphis elegans[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Entobdella hippoglossi[10]
Lacistorhynchus dollfusi[10]
Lecithochirium magnatestis[10]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Distribution

Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; East Bering Sea; Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Cabo San Lucas, southern Baja California, Mexico. Occurrence in Nicaragua (Ref. 13613) needs validation.; Gulf of Alaska; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1PACIFIC AND SPECKLED SANDDABS, Joseph P. Rackowski and Ellen K. Pikitch, Biological Report 82(11.107), US Fish and Wildlife Service (1989)
2CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
3FEEDING HABITS OF DOVER SOLE, MICROSTOMUS PACIFICUS; REX SOLE, GLYPTOCEPHALUS ZACHIRUS; SLENDER SOLE, LYOPSETTA EXILIS; AND PACIFIC SANDDAB, CITHARICHTHYS SORDIDUS, IN A REGION OF DIVERSE SEDIMENTS AND BATHYMETRY OFF OREGON, William G. Pearcy, Danil Hancock, Fish Bull. 76(3):641-651 (1978)
4Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository.
5Arctocephalus townsendi, Rebecca L. Belcher and Thomas E. Lee, Jr., MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 700, pp. 1–5 (2002)
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Feeding Habits of the Dungeness Crab Cancer magister as Determined by the Index of Relative Importance, B. G. Stevens, D. A. Armstrong and R. Cusimano, Marine Biology 72, 135-145 (1982)
8Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
9Food habits of the longnose skate, Raja rhina (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880), in central California waters, Heather J. Robinson, Gregor M. Cailliet, David A. Ebert, Environ Biol Fish (2007) 80:165–179
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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