Glasseye Snapper (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

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