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sand dab

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noun

  • 1A small flatfish which is found in the Pacific coastal waters of America.
    • Genus Citharichthys, family Bothidae: several species
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    • Chapter One starts with oysters, mussels and clams and subsequent chapters visit herring and shad, sablefish and butterfish, mahi mahi, halibut and sand dabs.
    • Two other species of sand dab are found in California but are of minor importance.
  • 1.1 another term for windowpane ( sense 2).
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    • Many gadoid species, such as cod, haddock, silver hake, sand dabs, and witch flounder breed on Stellwagen Bank (or in nearshore coastal waters), but not over deeper Gulf waters.

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