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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Priacanthidae Bigeyes or catalufas

Genus: Pristigenys

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pristigenys alta (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Pristigenys alta
[Short bigeye]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Pristigenys meyeri (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pristigenys meyeri
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 27.4 cm SL
Pristigenys niphonia (Cuvier, 1829)

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Pristigenys niphonia
[Japanese bigeye]
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Max. Length 27.4 cm SL

 
Pristigenys refulgens
[Blackfringe Bigeye]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Pristigenys serrula (Gilbert, 1891)

Photo by Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Pristigenys serrula
[Popeye catalufa]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pristigenys alta Short bigeye Western Atlantic 30 TL 1862
Pristigenys meyeri Western Pacific 22.5 SL 1872
Pristigenys niphonia Japanese bigeye Western Pacific 27.4 SL 1829
Pristigenys refulgens Blackfringe Bigeye Indo-West Pacific 27.4 SL 1862
Pristigenys serrula Popeye catalufa Eastern Pacific 34 TL 1891



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