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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Priacanthidae Bigeyes or catalufas

Genus: Priacanthus

(See list of species below)



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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Priacanthus alalaua Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Photo by Wozniak, S.
 
Priacanthus alalaua
[Alalaua]



Tropical and tropically i
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Priacanthus arenatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Priacanthus arenatus
[Atlantic bigeye]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Priacanthus blochii Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Priacanthus blochii
[Paeony bulleye]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Priacanthus fitchi Starnes, 1988

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Priacanthus fitchi
[Deepsea bigeye]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Priacanthus hamrur (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Priacanthus hamrur
[Moontail bullseye]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Priacanthus macracanthus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Priacanthus macracanthus
[Red bigeye]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Priacanthus meeki Jenkins, 1903

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Priacanthus meeki
[Hawaiian bigeye]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm NG
Priacanthus nasca Starnes, 1988

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Priacanthus nasca
[Nasca bigeye]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Priacanthus prolixus Starnes, 1988

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Priacanthus prolixus
[Elongate bulleye]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Priacanthus sagittarius Starnes, 1988

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Priacanthus sagittarius
[Arrow bulleye]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Priacanthus tayenus Richardson, 1846

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Priacanthus tayenus
[Purple-spotted bigeye]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Priacanthus zaiserae Starnes & Moyer, 1988

Photo by Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Priacanthus zaiserae
[Miyake bigeye]



12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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