Project Description

A small inquisitive speckled sanddab (Citharichthys stigmaeus) decided to photobomb a picture I was taking of an anemone!  After gliding into view, this lefteye flounder remained motionless while peering up at me.  The speckled sanddab is a small fish that blends in extremely well with the ocean floor and can go unnoticed until it moves.  The abundance of black speckles and random blotches provides this fish with the perfect camouflage.  The speckled sanddab can reach a length of 6.8 inches (17 cm), and has a range from southern Alaska to southern California as well as Mexico.