Caesio lunaris

Species: Caesio lunaris

English Name: Lunar Fusilier

Chinese Name: 新月梅鯛

Family: Caesionidae


The Lunar Fusilier has a bluish body, pale ventrally; with caudal lobe tips, axil and upper base of pectoral fin black. Juveniles has yellow tails and black tips. It reach up to a maximum length of 40 cm. They are found in coastal areas, mainly on or near coral reefs and feeds on zooplankton. Used for minor commercial purposes.

© 2008 Razvan Marescu

© 2008 Razvan Marescu

© 2012 Anthony Pearson

© 2012 Anthony Pearson


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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.