Caesio cuning

Species: Caesio cuning

English Name: Redbelly Yellowtail Fusilier

Chinese Name: 黄尾梅鲷

Family: Caesionidae


Recognised by its colouration, the Redbelly Yellowtail Fusilier has a greyish-blue body with white or pinkish lower sides and belly, and a large yellow tail. The length is usually at 35 cm. They live in coastal areas, usually over rocky and coral reefs. They also forms schools in midwater and feeds on zooplankton. Used for commercial purposes.

© 2007 Jan Messersmith

© 2007 Jan Messersmith

© 2010 Richard Ling

© 2010 Richard Ling


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

– Carpenter, K.E., 1988. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 8. Fusilier fishes of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of caesionid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(8):iv+75p. Rome: FAO.