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Priacanthus tayenus Myanmar Purple-spotted bigeye, max.

: 35 cm TL, depth: 20 - 200 m 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). Priacanthus macracanthus Myanmar Red bigeye, max.: 30 cm SL, depth: 20 - 400 m. Western Pacific: southern Japan to western Indonesia, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819), and Australia. Reported from Peter the Great Bay (Ref. 27683). Priacanthus hamrur Myanmar Moontail bullseye, max.: 45 cm TL, depth: 8 - 250 m. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and southern Africa to southern Japan and northern Australia and through the central Pacific to French Polynesia. Reported from Easter Island (Ref. 33390). Alalaua Alalaua, max.: 26 cm SL, depth: 9 - 275 m. Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands, off Baja California, and the Revillagigedo Island. Probably more widely distributed. Arenatus Atlantic bigeye, max.: 50 cm TL, depth: 10 - 200 m. Tropical and tropically influenced areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and at least North Carolina, USA (Ref. 5403) southward to northern Argentina (Ref. 3800). Eastern Atlantic: Madeira to northern Angola. Reports from the Indo-Pacific are misidentifications. Blochii Paeony bulleye, max.: 35 cm TL, depth: 15 - 30 m. Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Aden to Samoa, north to the Philippines and south to the Great Barrier Reef. Often confused with the wide-ranging <i>Priacanthus hamrur</i>. Reports from Taiwan are misidentifications of <i>Priacanthus sagittarius</i> (in Lee, 1980) and <i>Heteropriacanthus cruentatus</i> (in Shen, 1984). Fitchi max.: 18.5 cm SL, depth: 150 - 400 m. Western Pacific: southern Japan to northwestern Australia Sagittarius Arrow bulleye, max.: 35 cm SL, depth: 60 - 100 m. ndo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Reunion to Japan, northern Australia and Samoa. Meeki Hawaiian bigeye, max.: 33 cm TL, depth: 3 - 230 m. eastern Pacific: Hawaiian and Midway Islands; a single juvenile specimen recorded from the Galapagos Islands. Strays reach Johnston Atoll (Ref. 9710). Reports from Japan are probably misidentifications of <i>Priacanthus hamrur</i>. Prolixus Elongate bulleye, max.: 25 cm SL, depth: 35 - 250 m. Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden. Nasca max.: 27.5 cm SL, depth: 30 m. Southeast Pacific: probably endemic to Easter Island. Priacanthus zaiserae Arrow bulleye, max.: 35 cm SL, depth: 60 - 100 m. Western Pacific: southern Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, and the Philippines. Priacanthidae Bigeyes or catalufas Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Perciformes Tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. Eyes very big, with a brilliant reflective layer (tapetum lucidum). Mouth big and superior (strongly oblique). Dorsal fin spines usually 10; soft rays 1015. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 9-16. Caudal fin slightly emarginate to rounded. Sixteen principal

a few species are often trawled in more open areas.rays in caudal fin (2 unbranched). Inner rays of pelvic fin attached to body by a membrane. Eggs. Epibenthic and generally associated with rock formations or coral reefs. usually carnivorous and nocturnal. larvae and early juvenile stages are pelagic. usually bright red in color. Used as foodfish. Scales very rough with integral spines. Typically less than 30 cm TL. but largest species attains more than 50 cm maximum length. .