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Pristigenys niphonia (Cuvier, 1829)
WHITEBAND BIGEYE
White-striped Big-eye; Priacanthus niphonius Cuvier, 1829; Japanese Bigeye

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Species Pristigenys niphonia (Cuvier, 1829)

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Species Pristigenys niphonia (Cuvier, 1829)

Whiteband Bigeye , White-striped Big-eye

 

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Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

From west of North West Cape (22º27´S) WA to off Newcastle (33º07´S) NSW; tropical, Indo-west Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Timor Transition (1), Tasman Basin Province (13), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, marine, rock bottom–marine.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [100] (image is based on specimen from Japan of Pristigenys refulgens , which is not known from Australia, but specimens in WAM are P. niphonia )

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [64] (image is based on specimen from Japan of Pristigenys refulgens , which is not known from Australia, but specimens in WAM are P. niphonia )

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia . Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp.

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia . Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [146]

Starnes, W.C. 1999. Family Priacanthidae. pp. 2590-2601 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790. [2601]

 

Common Name References

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia . Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [146] (White-striped Big-eye)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Whiteband Bigeye )

Starnes, W.C. 1999. Family Priacanthidae. pp. 2590-2601 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790. [2601] ( Whiteband Bigeye )

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
15-Nov-2012 25-Oct-2013 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Priacanthidae  
 Genus Pristigenys  
  Pristigenys niphonia    (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Myripristis refulgens Priacanthus meyeri Priacanthus niphonius Priacanthus refulgens Pristigenys niphonius Pseudopriacanthus niphonius   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: 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 11 rays; anal fin with III spines and 9 or 10 rays. Body scales margined with minute spines. Body bright scarlet with 3-4 narrow pale vertical bars; median fins with narrow black margin; pelvic fins dark red, blackish distally. 
Habitat: Associated with rocky habitats and known from 80 to more than 100 m depth but probably also occurring in shallower water, especially as juveniles. Eggs are pelagic, small and spherical. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea to South Africa; southern Japan to the Arafura Sea, western Australia and Queensland. It is found in northeastern and western Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed mostly fresh. 
Name Code: 382419
  
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