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Family: Priacanthidae Bigeyes or catalufas



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19 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Circumglobal in tropical
Max. Length 69 cm NG
Cookeolus japonicus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cookeolus japonicus
[Longfinned bullseye]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Circumglobal in tropical
Max. Length 50.7 cm TL
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus
[Glasseye]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Priacanthus alalaua
[Alalaua]

Photo by Flescher, D.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by CSIRO

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

Photo by CSIRO
 
Priacanthus fitchi
[Deepsea bigeye]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by CSIRO

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

Photo by CSIRO
 
Priacanthus macracanthus
[Red bigeye]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Khan, M.M.

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

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

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan

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

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

Photo by Gardner, T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pristigenys alta (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Gardner, T.
 
Pristigenys alta
[Short bigeye]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Pristigenys meyeri (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pristigenys meyeri
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 27.4 cm SL
Pristigenys niphonia (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristigenys niphonia
[Japanese bigeye]
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.4 cm SL

 
Pristigenys refulgens
[Blackfringe Bigeye]

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Pristigenys serrula (Gilbert, 1891)

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Pristigenys serrula
[Popeye catalufa]
19 Species of Family Priacanthidae
(Bigeyes or catalufas)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1829 Cookeolus japonicus Longfinned bullseye Circumglobal in tropical 69 NG
1801 Heteropriacanthus cruentatus Glasseye Circumglobal in tropical 50.7 TL
1903 Priacanthus alalaua Alalaua Eastern Central Pacific 26 SL
1829 Priacanthus arenatus Atlantic bigeye Tropical and tropically i 50 TL
1853 Priacanthus blochii Paeony bulleye Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1988 Priacanthus fitchi Deepsea bigeye Western Pacific 18.5 SL
1775 Priacanthus hamrur Moontail bullseye Indo-Pacific 45 TL
1829 Priacanthus macracanthus Red bigeye Western Pacific 30 SL
1903 Priacanthus meeki Hawaiian bigeye Eastern Pacific 33 TL
1988 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
1846 Priacanthus tayenus Purple-spotted bigeye Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1988 Priacanthus zaiserae Miyake bigeye Western Pacific 25 SL
1862 Pristigenys alta Short bigeye Western Atlantic 30 TL
1872 Pristigenys meyeri Western Pacific 22.5 SL
1829 Pristigenys niphonia Japanese bigeye Western Pacific 27.4 SL
1862 Pristigenys refulgens Blackfringe Bigeye Indo-West Pacific 27.4 SL
1891 Pristigenys serrula Popeye catalufa Eastern Pacific 34 TL



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