Speckled Sanddab

A Master Of Disguise
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Along with burying itself in the sand to hide, Speckled Sanddab also changes its colors and patterns to match the sand or gravel underneath.


Speckled Sanddab external link (Citharichthys stigmaeus)   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 26 October 2011)   •  (Taken 16:48:16 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2336
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Swimming
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The Speckled Sanddab swims just over the bottom.


Speckled Sanddab external link (Citharichthys stigmaeus)   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 26 October 2011)   •  (Taken 16:48:19 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2337
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Darker On Darker Stones
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The Speckled Sanddab adjusts the darkness of its coloration to match that of the gravel below.


Speckled Sanddab external link (Citharichthys stigmaeus)   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 26 October 2011)   •  (Taken 16:48:29 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2338
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Easily Seen When Swimming
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The Speckled Sanddab eats small crustaceans, but is more easily seen when swimming fast after food.


Speckled Sanddab external link (Citharichthys stigmaeus)   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 26 October 2011)   •  (Taken 16:48:35 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2339
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