Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i 

 Family Priacanthidae

Priacanthus spp. - Bigeyes - ─weoweo wav.gif (916 bytes)

Description: large eyes and mouth, bright red with small scales, continuous dorsal fin, membrane connecting pelvic fins to body
Size: to 30cm
Habitat: nocturnal, found in shallow water in caves and crevices
Diet: planktonic animals

petro.gif (2012 bytes)Hawaiian Uses


Last update: 1/25/2005