Scientific Name
Pristigenys meyeri  
Pristigenys meyeri麥氏大鱗大眼鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1872) Depth 100 - 200M
Chinese 麥氏大鱗大眼鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 大眼鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F351 Priacanthidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 麥氏鋸大眼鯛 
Max Length 22.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅目鰱、嚴公仔、大目仔(臺東) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ryukyu Is. 
Synonyms Priacanthus meyeri, Pristigenys multifasciata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Günther, A. 1872 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0067886. ASIZP0073226. ASIZP0803647. ASIZP0805701. ASIZP0913647. ASIZP0915701. FRIP22408. NMMBP04435.  
Common Name Meyer's bigeye 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, strongly compressed. Posterior nostril large, slit-like, close to eye ondorsal surface of snout. mouth olbique; Teeth villiform, in broad bands on jaws, vomer and palatines. Dorsal fin notched, with X spines and 12 rays; anal fin with III spines and 11 or 12 rays. Body scales margined with relatively strong spines. More than 10 narrow transverse redding bands and reeding broken bands on body, when fresh.
habitats All specimens have been collected in rocky areas at 100-200 m depth. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific, including thus far recorded from Japan, South China Sea, Sulawesi, New Guinea and Samoa. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh.