Range extension and observations of the Redstripe Bigeye,
Pristigenys meyeri (Teleostei: Priacanthidae) from mesophotic coral ecosystems in Bali, Indonesia
Alexis Chappuis, Steven J. Lindfield & I Gede Hendrawan
Although Indonesia is known to have the highest biodiversity of shallow-water coral-reef fishes, the deeper mesophotic coral ecosystems have comparatively few reports on ichthyofauna. Through technical scientific diving in Bali, Indonesia, we report observations and high-resolution photographs of the Redstripe Bigeye,
Pristigenys meyeri, at depths of 96 to 110 m. Of the 17 observations of this species, we regard 9 to be different individuals based on size and body markings, and one individual was shown to have high site fidelity, being found at the same location on at least 4 different days. These observations represent the most western records for this species, with other observations from approximately 1500 km to the northeast in North Sulawesi and Maluku provinces of Indonesia. This species ranges north to Japan, and south and east to New Guinea and the Coral Sea, New Caledonia, and Samoa.
Chappuis, A., Lindfield, S.J. & Hendrawan, I.G. (2022) Range extension and observations of the Redstripe Bigeye,
Pristigenys meyeri (Teleostei: Priacanthidae) from mesophotic coral ecosystems in Bali, Indonesia.
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 39, 9-13.
publication date: 23 June 2022