False Fusilier, Paracaesio xanthura (Bleeker 1869)


Other Names: Gold-backed Fusilier, Pedley's Fusilier, Southern Fusilier, Yellowtail Blue Snapper

False Fusiliers, Paracaesio xanthura, at Fish Rock Cave, South West Rocks, New South Wales. Source: Richard Ling / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A bright blue fusilier with a brilliant yellow band along the back below the dorsal fin, that continues onto the caudal peduncle and caudal fin. The False Fusilier is commonly seen in large schools at in the Solitary Islands feeding on zooplankton in the water column.

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Dianne J. Bray, Paracaesio xanthura in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/571

False Fusilier, Paracaesio xanthura (Bleeker 1869)

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Distribution

Recorded in the Australian region from the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, around the tropcal north to Montague Island, New South Wales; also at Lord Howe Island and Elizabeth Reef in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere, widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific, from East Africa and the Red Sea, to the southern Central Pacific, including in the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand.
Often seen schooling in the water column around offshore reefs and islands.

Fisheries

Of minor commercial importance in some parts of its range.

Species Citation

Caesio xanthurus Bleeker, 1869, Versl. Meded. Konink. Akad. Wetensch. 2 3: 78. Type locality: Madagascar.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

False Fusilier, Paracaesio xanthura (Bleeker 1869)

References


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Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Allen, G.R., Hoese, D.F., Paxton, J.R., Randall, J.E., Russell, B.C., Starck, W.A., Talbot, F.H. & Whitley, G.P. 1976. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Lord Howe Island. Records of the Australian Museum 30(15): 365-454 figs 1-2

Allen, G.R. & Russell, B.C. 1986. Part VII Fishes. 79-103 in Berry, P.F. (ed.). Faunal Surveys of the Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef and Seringapatam Reef, northwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 25: 1-106.

Anderson, W.D., Jr. 1987. Systematics of the fishes of the family Lutjanidae (Perciformes: Percoidei), the snappers. pp. 1-31 in Polovina, J.J. & Ralston, S. (eds). Tropical Snappers and Groupers: Biology and Fisheries Management. Boulder : Westview Press Inc. 659 pp.

Anderson, W.D. & Allen, G.R. 2001. Lutjanidae. pp. 2840-2918 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp.

Bleeker, P. 1869. Description d'une espèce inédite de Caesio de l'île de Nossibé. Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (Afdeeling Natuurjunde). Amsterdam 2 3: 78-79.

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Francis, M.P. 1991. Additions to the fish faunas of Lord Howe, Norfolk and Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 45(2): 204-220.

Francis, M. 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 136-170 figs 1-2

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Hutchins, J.B. 1997. Checklist of fishes of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. pp. 239-253 in Wells, F.E. (ed.). The Marine Flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum.

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls.

McCulloch, A.R. & Waite, E.R. 1916. Additions to the fish fauna of Lord Howe Island. No. 5. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 40: 437-451 pls 40-43

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37346049

Depth:5-150 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:50 cm TL

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