Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several small tropical marine fishes of the family Priacanthidae, having large eyes and reddish scales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any fish in the taxonomic family Priacanthidae, which have large eyes.
  • n. Any of certain fish or shark species identified by their large eyes, in particular bigeye tuna, Thunnus obesus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fish of the genus Priacanthus, remarkable for the large size of the eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the genus Priacanthus and family Priacanthidæ: so called from its very large round eyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. red fishes of American coastal tropical waters having very large eyes and rough scales

Etymologies

big + eye. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In this case it came in the form of a slender light green coloured pelagic fish called bigeye tuna in the Pacific are also just about on the brink.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • The Coral Triangle contains spawning and nursery grounds and migratory routes for the commercially viable yellowfin tuna, as well as species such as bigeye, skipjack and albacore, producing more than 40% of the total catch for the Western Central Pacific region, and representing more than 20% of the total global catch.

    WWF - Environmental News

  • These competitors have realized that selling species such as bigeye tuna officially listed as "high risk for extinction in the wild" carries a significant reputational risk, as well as threatening the very basis on which their business turns a profit.

    Preserving Tuna Populations for Future Generations

  • A big bluefin or bigeye will fight you for an hour and let you get him to the boat then pull out 300 yards of line just to mess with you.

    What Fish Pulls the Hardest?

  • But so many of the larger carnivorous fish, like bluefin, yellowfin, or bigeye, have such high levels of mercury in their bodies that has built up over their lifetime – not good for us humans eating them.

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  • Yes | No | Report from joe wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago bigeye snapper key west

    Name That Fish

  • Common fishes include the bigeye, steelcolor, and redfin shiners, the orangethroat and redfin darters, and suckers including the creek chubsucker, golden and black redhorses, river carpsucker, spotted sucker, and smallmouth buffalo.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Streams support a distinctive group of species not widely found elsewhere in Ecoregion 27, including the bigeye shiner, southern redbelly dace, stoneroller, black and golden redhorses, spotted bass, logperch, and orangethroat darter.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Other common fishes include the orangethroat darter, stippled darter, greenside darter, fantail darter, northern hogsucker, white sucker, Ozark minnow, cardinal shiner, and bigeye shiner.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Offshore tunas (yellowfin, skipjack, and bigeye) are caught mainly by long-distance fleets from Korea, Japan, USA, and Venezuela.

    Pacific Central-American Coastal large marine ecosystem

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  • Fish of the genus Priacanthus, who possess, well, big eyes.

    June 15, 2010