Glasseye Snapper (Juvenile) (Heteropriacanthus cruentatus)

Also known as Atlantic Bigeye, Bigeye, Blotched Bigeye, Bullseye, Common Bigeye, Duskyfin Bigeye, Dusky-finned Bigeye, Glass Bigeye, Glasseye, Glasseye Squirrelfish, Google Eye, Moonshine Snapper, Red Bigeye, Rock Bullseye

Description

Also known as Atlantic Bigeye, Bigeye, Blotched Bigeye, Bullseye, Common Bigeye, Duskyfin Bigeye, Dusky-finned Bigeye, Glass Bigeye, Glasseye, Glasseye Squirrelfish, Google Eye, Moonshine Snapper, Red Bigeye, Rock Bullseye.

Found singly or in small to large schools during the day under or close to ledges, dispersing at night to hunt for food over lagoons and protected seaward reefs.
They feed nocturnally on small fish, invertebrates and octopus.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 3-300m
Circumtropical

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/heteropriacanthus-cruentatus

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Glasseye Snapper (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Glasseye Snapper

Glasseye Snapper

Read more…

0 comments

Leave a comment

Known Sightings / Photograph Locations

Share this: