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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Caesionidae Fusiliers
Subfamily: Caesioninae
Genus: Caesio

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Caesio caerulaurea Lacepède, 1801

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caesio caerulaurea
[Blue and gold fusilier]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Caesio cuning (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Caesio cuning
[Redbelly yellowtail fusilier]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Caesio lunaris Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caesio lunaris
[Lunar fusilier]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Caesio striata Rüppell, 1830

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Caesio striata
[Striated fusilier]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Caesio suevica Klunzinger, 1884

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caesio suevica
[Suez fusilier]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Caesio teres Seale, 1906

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caesio teres
[Yellow and blueback fusilier]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Caesio varilineata Carpenter, 1987

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Caesio varilineata
[Variable-lined fusilier]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Caesio xanthalytos Holleman, Connell & Carpenter, 2013

Photo by Photo by King, D.R.
 
Caesio xanthalytos
[Goldsash fusilier]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Caesio xanthonota Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caesio xanthonota
[Yellowback fusilier]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Caesio caerulaurea Blue and gold fusilier Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1801
Caesio cuning Redbelly yellowtail fusilier Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1791
Caesio lunaris Lunar fusilier Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1830
Caesio striata Striated fusilier Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1830
Caesio suevica Suez fusilier Indian Ocean 35 TL 1884
Caesio teres Yellow and blueback fusilier Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1906
Caesio varilineata Variable-lined fusilier Indian Ocean 40 TL 1987
Caesio xanthalytos Goldsash fusilier Western Indian Ocean 22 SL 2013
Caesio xanthonota Yellowback fusilier Indian Ocean 40 TL 1853



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