Caesio caerulaureus [Status Unaccepted]   Lacepede,  1802 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Caesionidae

Description
Size: 24-103 mm TL

Color: Bright blue on back and head, silvery white below. A prominent longitudinal yellow stripe from head to caudal fin, a black blotch at upper base of pectoral fin;each lobe of caudal fin with a broad, longitudinal black band.

A moderately slender, fusiform, compressed fish with an oblique, small mouth and a deeply forked caudal fin with slender, pointed lobes; dorsal and ventral profiles equally convex. Eye moderately large. Dorsal fin with 10 slender , weak spines and 15 soft rays; anal fin with 3 slender, weak spines and 12 soft rays; pectoral fin with 20-22 rays.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Blue And Gold Fusilier
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Used as bait in the tuna fishery.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli Par INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Perumul Par INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Cheriyapanniyam INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Pillai, PP; Gopakumar, G and Said Koya, KP (2002) Spatial distribution pattern and biology of tuna live-bait fishes in Lakshadweep Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44(1 & 2) 231-236 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf
  • Bapat, SV; Deshmukh, VM; Krishnamoorthi, B; Muthiah, C; Kagwade, PV; Ramamirtham, CP; Mathew, KJ; Pillai, SK and C. Mukundan (1982) Species composition, distribution and abundance of major groups/species Fishery resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the NorthWest coast of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Kochi 33 1-86 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/808/1/Bulletin_No_33.pdf
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