moontail bullseye

Scientific name Priacanthus hamrur
Descriptor Forsskål
Year of description 1775
IUCN category LC
Family Priacanthidae
Genus Priacanthus
Priacanthus hamrur Priacanthus hamrur


Priacanthus hamrur, commonly known as moontail bullseye, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the moontail bullseye ?

The moontail bullseye measures between 40 and 45 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly rouge body. The also has rouge vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The moontail bullseye is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although the moontail bullseye is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The moontail bullseye is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    19 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    8 - 250 m

Biotope presentation

The moontail bullseye is most often found at a depth between 8m and 250m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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