Blue Fusilier, Caesio teres Seale 1906


Other Names: Blue & Gold Fusilier, Yellow and Blueback Fusilier, Yellow-and-blueback Fusilier

A Blue Fusilier, Caesio Teres, on the Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
A bright blue fusilier with silvery-white underside and a brilliant yellow tail, upper back and rear part of the dorsal fin. Populations from some areas differ somewhat in colour.

Feeds on plankton in large schools in midwater above the reef.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Caesio teres in Fishes of Australia, accessed 10 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1233

Blue Fusilier, Caesio teres Seale 1906

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef to Escape Reef, Queensland. Also at Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) islands in the Indian Ocean.  Elsewhere, widespread in the tropical Indo-West Pacific.

Fisheries

Of minor commercial importance in some areas, and may be taken as incidental bycatch in commercial trawl operations..

Species Citation

Caesio teres Seale, 1906, Occ. Pap. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 4(1): 44.Type locality: Shortland Island, Solomon Islands.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Blue Fusilier, Caesio teres Seale 1906

References


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

Allen, G.R. & M.V. Erdmann. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research.

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Allen, G.R. & Steene, R.C. 1988. Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 197 pp.

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp.


Carpenter, K.E. 1987. Revision of the Indo-Pacific fish family Caesionidae (Lutjanoidea), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 15: 1-56 figs 1-10 pls 1-7.

Carpenter, K.E. 1988. FAO Species Catalogue. Fusilier fishes of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of caesionid species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 8. Rome : FAO 75 pp.

Carpenter, K.E. 2001. Caesionidae. pp. 2919-2941 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.

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

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

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.

Russell, B.C., Larson, H.K., Hutchins, J.B. & Allen, G.R. 2005. Reef fishes of the Sahul Shelf. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory Supplement 1 2005: 83-105.

Seale, A. 1906. Fishes of the South Pacific. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 4(1): 1-89 figs 1-23

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CAAB Code:37346037

Depth:5-50 m

Habitat:40 cm TL

Habitat:Reef associated

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