Paracaesio xanthura   (Bleeker,  1869) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Max. size: 50.0 cm TL

Overall body color is blue, sometimes whitish on belly and lower part of the head. A broad bright yellow stripe is present on the upper back extending from the forehead to the base of the caudal fin. The dorsal and caudal fins yellow, the other fins whitish or translucent. Eye is large, snout short, about equal to, or shorter than eye diameter. Interorbital space convex. Maxilla with or without scales. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Dorsal spines (total): 10-10, Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 8-9.

Synonym (s)
Aetiasis cantharoides Barnard, 1937
Apsilus xanthurus (Bleeker, 1869)
Caesio xanthurus Bleeker, 1869
Paracaesio pedleyi Mcculloch & Waite, 1916
Paracaesio xanthurus (Bleeker, 1869)
Paraceasio xanthurus (Bleeker, 1869)
Vegetichthys tumidus Tanaka, 1917

Common Name (s)
• Yellowtail Blue Snapper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Zooplankton


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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