Atlantic Bigeye
Priacanthus arenatus
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
Co, R to 50 Cru, Wor, Pisc,  Noct Sh F
Body deep oval and compressed,  with an upturned mouth. Red to pinkish (may appear brown at depth) body, head and iris, or silvery +/- reddish bars.
Long pelvic fin often hanging down from body (cf Glasseye Snapper) and often with a vertical bar extending down from eye. Fins and tail red to light pink, but can be dusky.

Reefs and rocky areas from 10-50m (30-150ft), drifting in small aggregations over the substrate, unlike the similar, solitary Glasseye Snapper. Also Glasseye Snappers generally found at shallower depths. Feeds on small fish, crustaceans and polychate worms.
Atlantic Bigeye
Atlantic Bigeye
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Atlantic Bigeye