(subclass Actinopterygii, order Pleuronectiformes)
A small family of marine flatfish, with short pelvic-fin bases, these fins carrying one spine and five soft rays. In Citharus and Citharoides the eyes are on the left side of the body; in Brachypleura and Lepidoblepharon the eyes are on the right side. Citharidae occur in the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific regions.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.