Dipterygonotus balteatus

Species: Dipterygonotus balteatus

English Name: Mottled Fusilier

Chinese Name: 双鳍梅鲷

Family: Caesionidae


A near-shore pelagic species that swims mainly in open water away from reefs. This fusilier mixes with other planktivores and is easily overlooked. Can grow up to 14 cm and prey on zooplankton. Used for minor commercial purpose and as a bait.

© 1997 Randall, J.E.

© 1997 Randall, J.E.

© 1995 FAO

© 1995 FAO

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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.