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Family Priacanthidae

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 Heteropriacanthus cruentatus

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 

Sea Cave, Oahu, 40 feet

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 20 feet

GLASSEYE    āweoweo    Gomahire-kintoki-dai    Catalufa de roca

A solitary species occasionally seen in dark holes by day, emerging at night to feed upon small fishes and mobile invertebrates.  The body outline has rounded contours, the trailing edge of the tail is rounded or convex and the soft fin rays with dark spots.  Attains 17 inches.  Worldwide in warm seas.