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Family: Priacanthidae Bigeyes or catalufas



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cookeolus japonicus Longfinned bullseye Circumglobal in tropical 69 NG 1829
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus Glasseye Circumglobal in tropical 50.7 TL 1801
Priacanthus alalaua Alalaua Eastern Central Pacific 26 SL 1903
Priacanthus arenatus Atlantic bigeye Tropical and tropically i 50 TL 1829
Priacanthus blochii Paeony bulleye Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1853
Priacanthus fitchi Deepsea bigeye Western Pacific 18.5 SL 1988
Priacanthus hamrur Moontail bullseye Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1775
Priacanthus macracanthus Red bigeye Western Pacific 30 SL 1829
Priacanthus meeki Hawaiian bigeye Eastern Pacific 33 TL 1903
Priacanthus nasca Nasca bigeye Southeast Pacific 33 NG 1988
Priacanthus prolixus Elongate bulleye Western Indian Ocean 25 SL 1988
Priacanthus sagittarius Arrow bulleye Indo-West Pacific 35 SL 1988
Priacanthus tayenus Purple-spotted bigeye Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1846
Priacanthus zaiserae Miyake bigeye Western Pacific 25 SL 1988
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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