Caesio caerulaurea

Species: Caesio caerulaurea 

English Name: Blue and Gold Fusilier, Scissor Tailed Fusilier

Chinese Name: 褐梅鲷

Family: Caesionidae

Description: 

Fusilier with a golden band from above the eye that runs straight along the bluish upper and white to pale bluish lower body.They inhabit primarily around coral reefs and are found in schools in deep lagoons and along seaward reefs. Used for commmercial and occasionally as a bait for tuna.

© Paddy Ryan

© Paddy Ryan

© 2011 Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble

© 2011 Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble

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References:

- Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka. (2001). Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 2. Fusiliers – Dragonets, Caesionidae – Callionymidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 304-622 p.