Priacanthus tayenus Richardson, 1846
Purple-spotted bigeye
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Priacanthidae (Bigeyes or catalufas)
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 20 - 200 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to the western coast of India, eastward to the Pacific, where it occurs from Taiwan southward to the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and northern Queensland, Australia (Ref. 3414).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits coral or rocky areas. Sometimes forms aggregations. Feeds on a wide variety of benthic animals. Smaller fish are mostly found inshore. Marketed mostly fresh, whole or dried-salted.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.09.91
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 27.08.01
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 03.05.94

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