Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Priacanthidae > Heteropriacanthus > Heteropriacanthus cruentatus

Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Rock bullseye; Red big-eye; Red bigeye; Moonshine snapper; Moonshine conga; Goggle-eye; Glasseye snapper; Glasseye; Glass bigeye; Dusky-finned bullseye; Duskyfin bigeye; Catalufa; Blotched bigeye; Bigeye; Balarton)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The glasseye or glass bigeye (Heteropriacanthus cruentatus) is a species of fish found in tropical seas around the globe. It is a member of the bigeye family and the only species in the genus Heteropriacanthus. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 50.7 cm (20.0 in) in length.
View Wikipedia Record: Heteropriacanthus cruentatus

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet


Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[2]
Onychoprion fuscatus (Sooty Tern)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden


Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Bermuda; Brazil; Brooks Banks; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Chagos Islands; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Circumglobal in tropical and tropically influenced seas. Western Atlantic: continental waters from off Florida to Flower Garden Reef off Texas in the Gulf of Mexico; Caribbean islands and along the coast of South America to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic:; Circumglobal in tropical and tropically influenced seas. Western Atlantic: continental waters from off Florida to Flower Garden Reef off Texas in the Gulf of Mexico; Caribbean islands and along the coast of South America to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic: eastern and mid Atlantic islands from Madeira to St. Helena; not recorded from African continental waters. Indo-Pacific: South and eastern Africa (excluding the Red Sea) eastward in island habitats through the central Pacific. Eastern Pacific: island habitats from off Baja California to the Galapagos; probably uncommon along coast of Mexico, Central and South America, questionably to Chile.; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Cocos I. Costa Rica; Colombia; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; Easter Island; Ecuador; Fiji Islands; French Guiana; French Polynesia; Galapagos Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guam; Guatemala; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Hancock Northwest Seamount; Hancock Southeast Seamount; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Jamaica; Japan; Johnston Island; Kenya; Kiribati; Kuroshio Current; Lagonoy Gulf; Leyte Gulf; Lord Howe Island; Madeira Islands; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Martinique; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Montserrat; Mozambique; Nero Seamount; New Caledonia; Nicaragua; Norfolk Island; North Australian Shelf; North Brazil Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Patagonian Shelf; Peng-hu Island; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Puerto Rico; Raita Bank; Red Sea; Revillagigedo; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Rogatien Bank; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Salmon Bank; Samar Sea; Samoa; Sao Tomé and Principe; Seychelles; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Australian Shelf; Suriname; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tuamoto Islands; Turks and Caicos Is.; Turnif Seamount; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Viet Nam; Virgin Islands (UK); West Central Australian Shelf; Yellow Sea; Yemen; Zapadnaya Seamount;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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