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Bay Whiff

Coastal Habitats

Animals of the Gulf Waters 

Bay Whiff

Bay Whiff

Citharichthys spilopterus

 

Bay whiffs, like other flatfish, have both eyes and all their color on one side. That's the up side when they swim, and for bay whiffs, that's always the left side since they're part of the left-sided flatfish family. These little flatfish, just six inches long, live from brackish estuaries to the open Gulf.

Animals of the Gulf Waters

 

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