Whitebar Bigeye

Scientific Name: Pristigenys niphonia
Family: Bigeyes - Priacanthidae
Maximum Size: 35cm
Identification: Bright red rounded body with 5 narrow white bars, white dorsal spines; huge eye.
Favourite: Solitary.
Hide-out: Rare within safe diving depths; normally on steep outer reef slopes in 70-100m.
Location: Indo-Asian Pacific - Red Sea and E. Africa to Papua New Guinea. S. Japan to Australia.