Atlantic Bigeye (Priacanthus arenatus)

Also known as Catalufa, Common Bigeye, Glassy Snapper, Glassy Snapper, Goggle Eye, Johnny Diggens, Moonshine Conga, Moonshine Snapper, Red Bigeye

Description

Also known as Catalufa, Common Bigeye, Glassy Snapper, Glassy Snapper, Goggle Eye, Johnny Diggens, Moonshine Conga, Moonshine Snapper, Red Bigeye.

Found in small schools close to the bottom of coral and rocky reefs during the day, dispersing at night to hunt for food.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, small fish and worms.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 10-200m
Widespread Tropical Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean

Bigeyes can change colour from red, reddish brown to silver with mood, also at night they will change to a pale blotched pattern. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1149

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