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Dipterygonotus balteatus  (Valenciennes, 1830)

Mottled fusilier
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Caesionidae (Fusiliers) > Gymnocaesioninae
Etymology: Dipterygonotus: Greek, di = two + Greek, pteryx = fin + Greek, gono, gone = birth + Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 37 - 91 m (Ref. 26165).   Tropical; 28°N - 24°S, 43°E - 163°E (Ref. 402)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 402)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11.

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa, not including the Red Sea or Arabian (Persian) Gulf, to the Solomon Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Primarily a near-shore pelagic species (Ref. 30573), but swims mainly in open water away from reefs (Ref. 48636). Forms dense aggregations (Ref. 90102). Mixed with other planktivores and is easily overlooked. Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 30573). Oviparous, with numerous, small pelagic eggs (Ref. 402). Caught at night using lights and dip nets (Ref. 30573). Important tuna bait fish in some countries (Ref. 30573).

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Carpenter, K.E., 1987. Revision of the Indo-Pacific fish family Caesionidae (Lutjanoidea), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (15):56 p. (Ref. 1723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; bait: usually
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.