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

Description
Max. size: 30.0 cm TL

Color: Center of scales above lateral line bluish green with black margins, giving a checkered pattern, lower third of body white to pinkish. Turns bright red along lower half of the body at night.

Body fusiform and elongate. 4-5 scales on cheek, 24-32 predorsal scales, dorsal and anal fins scaled. 2 post maxillary processes. Upper peduncular scale rows usually 11 or 12 (11-13), lower peduncular scale rows usually 15 or 16 (15-18). Posterior end of maxilla tapered. Small process on basioccipital for attachment of Baudelot's ligament. Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 12, Dorsal soft rays (total): 19 - 22, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 13.

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


Synonym (s)
Caesio tile Cuvier, 1830
Caesio cylindricus Gunther, 1859
(Junior synonym)
Caesio multiradiatus Steindachner, 1861
(Junior synonym)
Caesio tile Cuvier, 1830
(Senior synonym)
Caesio tricolor Cuvier, 1830
(Junior synonym)
Clupeolabrus dubius Nichols, 1923
(Junior synonym)
Pterocaesio tile (Cuvier, 1830)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Bluestreak Fusilier (English)
• Rymugurang (Mahl)
• Churaichala (Malayalam)
• Dark- Banded Fusilier (English)
• Tropical Fusilier
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, used as bait in the tuna fishery.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zooplankton, fish eggs/larvae
Predator:  Cephalopholis argus

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli Par INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bamboo Flat INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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