The short bigeye (Pristigenys alta) is a fish of the Priacanthidae family, native to the Western Atlantic. It is found in reef areas with rocky bottom at a depth down to 200 m. The species is rare and is poorly studied. It usually swims in dark areas hiding in crevices and under rocky ledges. It is a nocturnal predator. The species is solitary.
The short bigeye has a compressed oval body. The colour varies from pink to red with dark edges of the caudal, anal and dorsal fins. The fin margins are less distinctive in juveniles. The characteristic feature of this fish is its large red eyes. The mouth is directed upwards, the lower jaw protrudes.
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