Priacanthus boops   (Forster)  1801 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body crimson red, lighter below. Pelvic fins jet black; membranes of spinous dorsal and anal fins, the anterior rays of soft dorsal and anal fins, and caudal fin dusky. Peritoneum silvery.

Body stocky and compressed; eyes very large. Mouth oblique, the lower jaw prominent. Preoperculum serrated, the spine at angle flat, rather broad and short. Teeth villiform, in narrow bands in jaws. Gillrakers 17 or 18 on lower arm of first arch. Dorsal fin with 10 strong, feebly spinulose spines and 12 soft rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 12 soft rays. Pelvic fins very large, considerably longer than head, its spine strong. Caudal fin truncate. Scales small, ctenoid, difficult to detach.

Synonym (s)
Anthias boops Schneider 1801
Priacanthus boops Talwar 1975

Common Name (s)
• Long Finned Bulleye (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Off Kerala Coast INDIA (Record: 1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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