Priacanthus alalaua Jordan & Evermann, 1903
photo by Wozniak, S.

Family:  Priacanthidae (Bigeyes or catalufas)
Max. size:  26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 9 - 275 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands, off Baja California, and the Revillagigedo Island. Probably more widely distributed.
Biology:  Occur mostly at depths of 100 m or more and has been captured at night at relatively shallow depths (9-46 m). More common around islands (records from the continental coasts are rare) (Ref. 9335). Inhabit rocky bottoms but many specimens have been trawled from relatively open waters in Hawaii (Ref. 5403). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Gonads of specimens collected in Hawaii in November appear to be near spawning condition (Ref. 5403).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 02 May 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 03.05.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.07.95

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