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Family: Citharidae Citharids

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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Brachypleura novaezeelandiae Günther, 1862

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
Brachypleura novaezeelandiae
[Yellow-dabbled flounder]

Photo by Shiina, M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Citharoides macrolepidotus Hubbs, 1915

Photo by Shiina, M.
Citharoides macrolepidotus
[Branched ray flounder]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Citharoides macrolepis (Gilchrist, 1904)

Photo by FAO
Citharoides macrolepis
[Twospot largescale flounder]
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Eastern Indian Ocean

Citharoides orbitalis

Photo by Pallottino, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Citharus linguatula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Pallottino, F.
Citharus linguatula
[Spotted flounder]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Lepidoblepharon ophthalmolepis Weber, 1913

Photo by Shao, K.T.
Lepidoblepharon ophthalmolepis
[Scale-eyed flounder]
6 Species of Family Citharidae
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1862 Brachypleura novaezeelandiae Yellow-dabbled flounder Indo-West Pacific 14 TL
1915 Citharoides macrolepidotus Branched ray flounder Western Pacific 29 TL
1904 Citharoides macrolepis Twospot largescale flounder Western Indian Ocean 25 TL
2000 Citharoides orbitalis Eastern Indian Ocean
1758 Citharus linguatula Spotted flounder Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1913 Lepidoblepharon ophthalmolepis Scale-eyed flounder Western Pacific 36 TL

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