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Priacanthus fitchi Starnes, 1988

Deepsea bigeye
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Priacanthidae (Bigeyes or catalufas)
Etymology: Priacanthus: Greek, prion = saw + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 150 - 400 m (Ref. 5403).   Deep-water

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Western Pacific: southern Japan to northwestern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5403)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14. Medium-sized fish. The body is oval; dorsal fin continuous; eyes very large; mouth large and oblique, with the lower jaw projecting upwards. The head and body silvery red or pink; iris of eyes red. The fins are creamy pink; the last 4-5 soft rays of the dorsal and anal fins are clearly white. This species resembles P. macracanthus with a long and narrow preopercular spine, but has less body depth, a narrower caudal peduncle, and fainter yellowish spots on its dorsal, anal and pelvic fins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A deeper water species trawled from relatively open bottoms at depths of 150 to over 400 m.

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Starnes, W.C., 1988. Revision, phylogeny and biogeographic comments on the circumtropical marine percoid fish family Priacanthidae. Bull. Mar. Sci. 43(2):117-203. (Ref. 5403)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 12.2 - 20.6, mean 14.8 (based on 141 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00751 - 0.04023), b=2.92 (2.73 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .