Caesio teres

Species: Caesio teres

English Name: Yellow and Blueback Fusilier

Chinese Name: 藍黃梅鯛

Family: Caesionidae


A medium-sized fish that grows up to 40 cm. The coloration of body is blue with yellow on the back. The yellow area starts from the neck for the younger Caesio teres. Lived around coral reefs and feeds on zooplankton in large midwater groups. Used for minor commercial purposes.

© 2009 Arthur Koch

© 2009 Arthur Koch

© 2010 Bernard Dupont

© 2010 Bernard Dupont

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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.