Scientific Name
Priacanthus sagittarius  
Priacanthus sagittarius高背大眼鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Starnes, 1988 Depth 60 - 100M
Chinese 高背大眼鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 大眼鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F351 Priacanthidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 高背大眼鯛 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅目鰱、嚴公仔、大目仔(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality South coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, 6°13'00"S, 104°38'45"E, 42 m 
Synonyms Priacanthus blochii, Priacanthus sp. 1   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);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 
Specimen List ASIZP0802576. ASIZP0912576. FRIP21587. FRIP21868. FRIP22063. FRIP22463.  
Common Name Arrow bulleye 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic A medium-sized fish. body oval; dorsal fin continuous; eyes very large; mouth large and oblique; preopercular spine short and broad. head and body reddish silvery or, alternately, pale yellowish with gray mottling; iris of eye pink to bright red. dorsal, anal, and caudal fins pink with reddish-brown spots in membranes, or yellowish with dusky spots. resembles P. blochii, but differs from it by pointed soft dorsal and anal fins, and black membrane between first and second dorsal spine.
habitats In sheltered reefs in moderate depths, usually in caves or under coral plates; may also be found in rocky and open areas. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and Reunion to Japan, northern Australia and Samoa. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh.