Scientific Name
Priacanthus fitchi  
Priacanthus fitchi深水大眼鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Starnes, 1988 Depth 150 - 400M
Chinese 深水大眼鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 大眼鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F351 Priacanthidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 深水大眼鯛 
Max Length 18.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅目鰱、嚴公仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sumatra, 0°25'S, 98°40'E, Indonesia, 150 m 
Synonyms Priacanthus sp. 2   
Reference Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Starnes, W. C. 1988 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0066248. ASIZP0801519. ASIZP0911519.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Fitch's bullseye 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic A medium-sized fish. body oval; dorsal fin continuous; eyes very large; mouth large and oblique, with lower jaw projecting upwards; head and body silvery red or pink; iris of eyes red; fins creamy pink; the last 4-5 soft rays of dorsal and anal fins clearly white. This species resembles P. macracanthus with a long and narrow preopercular spine, but less body depth, a narrower caudal peduncle, and fainter yellowish spots on its dorsal, anal and pelvic fins.
habitats A deeper water species trawled from relatively open bottoms at depths of 150 to over 400 m. 
Distribution Presently known in Indo-West Pacific from northwestern Australia and western Sumatra to southern Japan; also known from near Mascarene Islands in western Indian Ocean. It is found in northern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.