Family Caesionidae - Fusiliers
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 23 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Dorsal fin having 10-15 slender spines; soft rays 8-22. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 9-13. Jaws with small teeth in most species. Upper jaw highly protractile. Vertebrae 24. To about 60 cm maximum length. Fusiliers are closely related to snappers (Lutjanidae) but possess several adaptations for a planktivorous mode of life, such as the elongate fusiform body, the small mouth, and the deeply forked caudal fin. During the day they occur in large zooplankton feeding schools in mid-water over the reef, along steep outer reef slopes and around deep lagoon pinnacles. Although they are active swimmers, they often pause to pick zooplankton and at cleaning stations, and shelter within the reef at night. Require unrestricted space, hence unsuitable for home aquaria. Fusiliers are important food fishes and are also used as bait in tuna fisheries.
  Etymology
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Latin, caesius = bluish-grey ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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active
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Incertae | sedis | in | Percomorpharia | Caesionidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Caesionidae as currently in FishBase

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Caesioninae
Caesio caerulaurea Lacepède, 1801
acceptedseniororiginal
! Caesio caerulaureus Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
! Caesio cearulaurea Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
! Caesio coerulaureus Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
Smaris mauritianus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymjuniororiginal1
Caesio maculatus Cuvier, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal1
Caesio azuraureus Rüppell, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal1
Caesio nori Montrouzier, 1857
synonymjuniororiginal1
Caesio cuning (Bloch, 1791)
acceptedseniornew
Sparus cuning Bloch, 1791
synonymseniororiginal1
Cichla cuning (Bloch, 1791)
synonymseniornew
! Caesio cunning (Bloch, 1791)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Caesio lunaris Cuvier, 1830
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pterocaesio lunaris (Cuvier, 1830)
synonymseniornew
! Caesio lunares Cuvier, 1830
synonymseniororiginal
Caesio striata Rüppell, 1830
acceptedseniororiginal
! Caesio striatus Rüppell, 1830
synonymseniororiginal1
Pterocaesio striatus (Rüppell, 1830)
synonymseniornew
Caesio xanthonota Bleeker, 1853
acceptedseniororiginal
! Caesio xanthonotus Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal1
! Caesio xanthonatus Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal
Caesio suevica Klunzinger, 1884
acceptedseniororiginal
! Caesio suevicus Klunzinger, 1884
synonymseniororiginal1
Caesio teres Seale, 1906
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Caesio terus Seale, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
! Caesio pulcherrimus Smith & Smith, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal2
Caesio pulcherrima Smith & Smith, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal
Caesio xanthonotus (non Bleeker, 1853)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Caesio varilineata Carpenter, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Caesio sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
! Caesio varilineatus Carpenter, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
Caesio caerulaureus (non Lacepède, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Caesio xanthalytos Holleman, Connell & Carpenter, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pterocaesio tile (Cuvier, 1830)
acceptedseniornew
Caesio tile Cuvier, 1830
synonymseniororiginal1
Caesio tricolor Cuvier, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal1
Caesio cylindricus Günther, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal1
Caesio multiradiatus Steindachner, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal1
Clupeolabrus dubius Nichols, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pterocaesio chrysozona (Cuvier, 1830)
acceptedseniornew
Caesio chrysozona Cuvier, 1830
synonymseniororiginal1
! Caesio chrysozoma Cuvier, 1830
synonymseniororiginal
! Caesio chrysozonus Cuvier, 1830
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pterocaesio pisang (Bleeker, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
Caesio pisang Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal1
Pterocaesio digramma (Bleeker, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Caesio digramma Bleeker, 1864
synonymseniororiginal1
! Caesio diagramma Bleeker, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
! Pterocaesio diagramma (Bleeker, 1864)
synonymseniornew
Caesio chrysozona (non Cuvier, 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pterocaesio marri Schultz, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pterocaesio kohleri Schultz, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pterocaesio chrysozona (non Cuvier, 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pterocaesio diagramma (non Bleeker, 1865)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pterocaesio capricornis Smith & Smith, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pterocaesio lativittata Carpenter, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pterocaesio randalli Carpenter, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Caesio pisang (non Bleeker, 1853)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pterocaesio tessellata Carpenter, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pterocaesio sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
! Pterocaesio tesselata Carpenter, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
! Pterocaesio tessellate Carpenter, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
! Pterocaesio tessellatus Carpenter, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
Caesio caerulaureus (non Lacepède, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Caesio chrysozona (non Cuvier, 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pterocaesio trilineata Carpenter, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal1
Caesio sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Caesio trilineata (Carpenter, 1987)
synonymseniornew
! Pterocaesio trilineatus Carpenter, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
Caesio pisang (non Bleeker, 1853)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pterocaesio flavifasciata Allen & Erdmann, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pterocaesio monikae Allen & Erdmann, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Gymnocaesioninae
Gymnocaesio gymnoptera (Bleeker, 1856)
acceptedseniornew
! Caesio gymnopterus Bleeker, 1856
synonymseniororiginal1
! Gymnocaesio gymnopterus (Bleeker, 1856)
synonymseniornew
Dipterygonotus balteatus (Valenciennes, 1830)
acceptedseniornew
Smaris balteatus Valenciennes, 1830
synonymseniororiginal1
! Dipterygonatus balteatus (Valenciennes, 1830)
synonymseniornew
! Dipterygonotus balteata (Valenciennes, 1830)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Dipterygonotus gruveli Chabanaud, 1924
synonymjuniororiginal1
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