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Family Priacanthidae

Bigeyes

Bigeyes may be distinguished from Soldierfishes by their tiny scales, continuous dorsal fin and unforked tail. These nocturnal fish sleep in caverns, moving very little when approached. They emerge at night to feed upon zooplankton, assuming a pattern of dull red with silver blotches.

 

HAWAII

Priacanthus meeki      

HAWAIIAN BIGEYE    āweoweo

 

 

Heteropriacanthus cruentatus

GLASSEYE    āweoweo


INDO-PACIFIC

Priacanthus hamrur

INDO-PACIFIC BIGEYE

 


TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Heteropriacanthus cruentatus

GLASSEYE