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Caesio xanthonota Bleeker, 1853

Yellowback fusilier
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Caesionidae (Fusiliers) > Caesioninae
Etymology: Caesio: Latin, caesius, bluish-grey, 1835; it is the same name given to the silvery metal (Cs) (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Bleeker.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; ej vandrande; djupintervall 0 - 50 m (Ref. 402).   Tropical; 23°N - 28°S, 32°E - 132°E (Ref. 94071)

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Indian Ocean: East Africa (not including the Red Sea or the Arabian (Persian) Gulf) to Indonesia. Records of this species from the Marshall Islands and Australia are probably misidentifications of Caesio teres.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 402)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 10; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 14-15; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 11 - 12. Upper 1/3 of body and caudal fin bright yellow, middle third blue, lower white. 4-5 scales on cheek; 20-25 predorsal scales; scaled dorsal and anal fins; narrow scaleless zone interrupting the Supra-temporal band of scales at the dorsal midline. Upper peduncular scale rows 11 or 12; lower peduncular scale rows usually 15 (14-16). Presence of a small process on each ventrolateral surface of basioccipital for attachment of Baudelot's ligament. Post maxillary process single; posterior end of maxilla blunt (Ref. 1723). Head length 3.0-3.4 in SL; body depth 2.9-3.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits deep lagoons and along seaward reefs (Ref. 9710), primarily around coral reefs. Feeds on zooplankton in large midwater aggregations. Oviparous, with numerous, small pelagic eggs (Ref. 402).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Carpenter, K.E., 1987. Revision of the Indo-Pacific fish family Caesionidae (Lutjanoidea), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (15):56 p. (Ref. 1723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 06 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26 - 29.3, mean 28 (based on 312 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00559 - 0.02837), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Hög, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mindre än 15 månader (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.