Yellowband Fusilier, Pterocaesio chrysozona (Cuvier 1830)


Other Names: Goldband Fusilier, Yellow-band Fusilier

A Yellowband Fusilier, Pterocaesio chrysozona, in the Gulf of Oman. Source: Teresa Zubi / http://www.starfish.ch/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A light blue to brownish fusilier fading to pinkish or white below, with a broad yellow stripe along the sides just under the lateral line. Yellowband Fusiliers form large feeding aggregations above the reef.

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Dianne J. Bray, Pterocaesio chrysozona in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/542

Yellowband Fusilier, Pterocaesio chrysozona (Cuvier 1830)

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from the Dampier Archipelago, WA, to Sydney, NSW. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical Indo-west Pacific, from the Red Sea and East Africa to eastern Australia.

Features

Meristic Features: Dorsal fin X-XI, 14-16; Anal fin III, 11-13; Cheek scales 4-5; Predorsal scales 21-27; Upper peduncular scale rows 11-13; Lower peduncular scale rows  14-17. 
Head length 3.0-3.5 in SL; body depth 3.3-4.6 in SL; ventrolateral surface of basioccipital with a broad process for insertion of Baudelot's ligament; post maxillary with 2 processes; posterior end of maxilla tapered. Small conical teeth in jaws, vomer and palatines. Dorsal and anal fins with scaled bases.

Feeding

Carnivore - feeds on zooplankton in the midwater above the reef.

Species Citation

Caesio chrysozona Cuvier, 1830, Hist. Nat. Poiss. 6: 440. Type locality: Indonesia.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Yellowband Fusilier, Pterocaesio chrysozona (Cuvier 1830)

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

Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1830. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 6 559 pp. pls 141-169.

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp.

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia. Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp.

Holleman, W., A.D, Connell & K.E. Carpenter. 2013. Caesio xanthalytos, a new species of fusilier (Perciformes: Caesionidae) from the Western Indian Ocean, with records of range extensions for several species of Caesionidae. Zootaxa  3702(3): 262-272.

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762.

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

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293

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

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.

Reader, S.E. & J.M. Leis. 1996. Larval development in the lutjanid subfamily Caesioninae (Pisces): the genera Caesio, Dipterygonotus, Gymnocaesio, and Pterocaesio. Bulletin of Marine Science 59(2): 310-369. PDF

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37346009

Depth:2-25 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:21 cm TL

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