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Heteropriacanthus cruentatus

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Heteropriacanthus cruentatus 
Großaugenbarsch, Glasauge 
Glasseye Snapper 
Réunion , French Guiana, Portugal, Haiti, Togo, Northern Mariana Islands, Suriname, Yemen, Clipperton Island, Comores, the Falkland Islands, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Guatemala, Nauru, Howland Island, the Nicobar Islands, Tansania, Jamaica, the Canary Islands, Somalia, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Ecuador, Line Islands, Wake Atoll, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Norfolk Island, Spratly Islands, Kiribati, São Tomé e Principé, Cuba, Madeira, Venezuela, Bakers Island, Tuvalu, Tokelau, India, Niue, Djibouti, Columbia, Circumglobal, Eritrea, Paracel-Islands, Lord Howe Island, Vietnam, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Uruguay, Mozambique, the Netherlands Antilles, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Aruba, Australien, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasilien, Britisk indiske Ocean territorium, Californiske golf, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Centrale stillehav, Cocos Island, Cook øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Galapagos, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Johnston Atollen, Juleøerne, Kap Verde, Kina, Madagascar, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Mikronesien , Montserrat, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Påskeøen, Pitcairns øgruppen, Saint Helena, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Spanien, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Trinidad og Tobago, Tuamotuøerne, Turks og Caicos øerne, USA, Vanuatu , Vestlige Atlanterhav, Øst Afrika, Østlige Atlanterhav, Østlige Stillehav 
20 cm - 50 cm 
22°C - 27°C 
Zoobenthos, Isopods, Blæksprutte, Fiske afkom, Kalamaris, Krabber, Krill, Mantisrejer, Skaldyr, Små fisk, Stenrejer, Taskekrabber, Würmer , zooplankton 
Ikke egnet til akvarier! 
Toxic hazard unknown 


(Lacepède, 1801)

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.

Common in lagoon and seaward reefs, primarily around islands. Under or near ledges by day.
Benthopelagic. Juvenile pelagic. Nocturnal, feeding mainly on octopi, pelagic shrimp, stomatopods, crabs, small fish, and polychaetes.
Solitary. During the day usually occurs singly or in small groups but at dusk it may gather in large numbers. Known to produce sound.

Reports of ciguatera poisoning!

Synomised taxa:
Anthias boops Forster, 1801
Cookeolus boops (Forster, 1801)
Labrus cruentatus Lacepède, 1801
Priacanthus argenteus Cuvier, 1829
Priacanthus bleekeri Castelnau, 1873
Priacanthus bonariensis Cuvier, 1829
Priacanthus boops (Forster, 1801)
Priacanthus carolinus Cuvier, 1829
Priacanthus cepedianus Desmarest, 1823
Priacanthus cruentatus (Lacepède, 1801)
Priacanthus fulgens Lowe, 1838 (synonym)
Serranus rufus Bowdich, 1825




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Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Priacanthidae (Family) > Heteropriacanthus (Genus) > cruentatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lacepède, 1801) 
Sea depth:
3 - 300 Meter 
Not available as offspring 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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