|Scientific Name||Citharichthys sordidus|
|Conservation Status||Data Defficient|
|Habitat||North Pacific Rim|
|Food||Crustaceans, mollusks, small fish|
The Pacific sanddab is a species of sanddab (Citharichthys sordidus). It is by far the most common sanddab, and it shares its habitat with the longfin sanddab (Citharichthys xanthostigma) and the speckled sanddab (Citharichthys stigmaeus). It is a medium sized flatflish, a light brown colour mottled brown or black, occasionally with white or orange spots.
The Pacific sanddab is endemic to the northern Pacific Ocean, from the Sea of Japan to the coast of California. They are most commonly found at a depth of 50–150 m, though the young inhabit shallower waters, occasionally moving into tide pools.
It is an opportunistic predator, feeding on a variety of crustaceans, as well as smaller fish, squid, and octopuses.
It is a popular game fish in California, and is regarded as a delicacy, though it is not as popular elsewhere.