Pterocaesio chrysozona   (Cuvier,  1830) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Caesionidae

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Description
Max. size: 21.0 cm TL

Color: Body light blue to brownish dorsally, white to pinkish ventrally. Broad yellow stripe just under lateral line.

4-5 cheek scales, 21-27 predorsal scales, scaled dorsal and anal fins. Upper peduncular scale rows usually 11 (11-13), lower peduncular scale rows usually 15 (14-17). Ventrolateral surface of basioccipital with a broad process for insertion of Baudelot's ligament. Post maxillary with 2 processes, posterior end of maxilla tapered. Small conical teeth in jaws, vomer and palatines. Dorsal spines (total): 10-11, Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 11-13.

Dioecious, external fertilization, nonguarders, open water or substratum egg scatterers. Oviparous, with numerous, small pelagic eggs.


Synonym (s)
Caesio chrysozona Cuvier, 1830
Pristipomoides aurolineatus Day, 1867
Caesio chrysozona Cuvier, 1830
(Senior synonym)
Pristipomoides aurolineatus Day, 1868
(Junior synonym)
Pterocaesio chrysozona (Cuvier, 1830)
(Senior synonym)
Caesio chrysozonus Cuvier, 1830
(Misspelling)

Common Name (s)
• Goldband Fusilier (English)
• Furrua (Mahl)
• Mugurang (Mahl)
• Churaichala (Malayalam)
• Peroom Kilche (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, marketed fresh or dried and salted. Used as bait in the tuna fishery.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zooplankton
Predator:  Plectropomus leopardus

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• MYANMAR
• 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, Cheriyapanniyam INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore Coast INDIA (Record: 07/2008, 10/2008, 12/2008)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA

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