Genus Paracaesio

A genus of tropical snapper with a strongly convex interorbital region, no thick fleshy protrusion at the anterior end of upper lip, gill rakers 7–12 + 16–24 (total 26–35), pectoral fin 90–125% of head length, protractile premaxillae, dorsal fin continuous and not deeply incised at the junction of spinous and soft portions, and 15–18 pectoral-fin rays.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Paracaesio in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Jun 2024,


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., Jr. , P.J. Kailola & B.B. Collette. 1992. Two new snappers (Teleostei: Lutjanidae: Apsilinae): Paracaesio paragrapsimodon Anderson and Kailola from the western Pacific and P. waltervadi Anderson and Collette from the western Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 105(3): 443-461.