Paracaesio xanthura

Species: Paracaesio xanthura

English Name: Yellowtail Blue Snapper

Chinese Name: 黃擬烏尾冬

Family: Lutjanidae


Yellowtail Blue Snappers are bluish to olive-brown with a yellow vertical band at its back all the way to its tail. Can grow up to a length of 50 cm. Lives in rocky bottoms. Preys on zooplankton. Commercialized for human use.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 1998 Trevor, Michael N.

© 1998 Trevor, Michael N.

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– Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO.