Caesio xanthonota   Bleeker,  1853 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Caesionidae

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Description
Size: 270 mm

Color: Upper third of body yellowish, middle of the body with bluish tin, lower sides white. Axil and upper base of pectoral fin black. Pectoral, ventral and anal fins white. Dorsal and caudal yellowish.

Body moderately deep and compressed. Single post-maxillary process. 4 scale rows on cheek. Predorsal scales 21. Dorsal and anal fins scaled. Supra temporal band of scales interrupted at dorsal midline by a narrow scaleless zone.


Synonym (s)
Caesio xanthonatus Bleeker, 1845
Caesio xanthonatus Bleeker, 1853
(Misspelling)
Caesio xanthonotus Bleeker, 1853

Common Name (s)
• Yellowback Fusilier (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
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  • Kemp, JM (1998) Zoogeography of the coral reef fishes of the Socotra Archipelago Journal of Biogeography 25 919-933
  • Carpenter, KE (1987) Revision of the Indo-Pacific fish family Caesionidae (Lutjanoidea), with descriptions of five new species IndoPacific Fishes 15 Available at - ZOOR13400033852
  • Durville, P; Chabanet, P and Quod, JP (2003) Visual Census of the Reef Fishes in the Natural Reserve of the Glorieuses Islands (Western Indian Ocean) Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. WIOMSA 2 95-104
  • Chabanet, P and Patrick, D (2005) Reef Fish Inventory of Juan De Novas Natural Park (Western Indian Ocean) Western Indian Ocean Journal Marine Sciences 2005 WIOMSA 4 145-162
  • (2004) AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation University of California at Berkeley, USA Available at - http://www.amphibiaweb.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (1993) Further new records of fishes from Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 9(1&2) 50-57 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Varghese, M; Manisseri, MK; Ramamurthy, N; Geetha, PM; Thomas, VJ and Gandhi, A (2011) Coral reef fishes of Gulf of Mannar, S.E of India Fishing Chimes CMFRI 31(1) 38-40 Available at - NIO, Goa

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