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Family Caesionidae

The family Caesionidae, known as the fusiliers to most folk, contains 20 species in 4 genera ( Fishbase). They are only found in the Indo-West Pacific. They feed during the day on zooplankton, often in large schools. Usually highly active, they sleep at night in nooks and crannies in the reef. During the day they will occasionally pause at a cleanerfish station.

They are an important food fish.

 

Caesio caerulaurea Scissortail fusilier

Scissortail fusilier

FISH 0570 Caesio caerulaurea Scissortail fusilier, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Caesio cuning Yellowtail fusilier

Yellowtail fusilier

FISH 1425 Caesio cuning, Yellowtail fusilier Raja Ampat, West Papua

Caesio teres Blue and yellow fusilier

Caesio teres, Blue and yellow fusilier

FISH 8223 Caesio teres Blue and yellow fusilier, Kir Eco, Raja Ampat.

Caesio teres Blue and yellow fusilier, Beqa, Fiji.
Caesio teres Blue and yellow fusilier school, Beqa, Fiji.

Pterocaesio pisang Banana fusilier

Pterocaesio pisang Banana fusilier, Somosomo Strait, Taveuni

FISH 4236 Pterocaesio pisang Banana fusilier, Somosomo Strait, Taveuni .

Pterocaesio tile Bluestreak fusilier

Bluestreak fusilier

FISH 9578 Pterocaesio tile, Bluestreak fusilier common phase, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Bluestreak fusilier red phase

FISH 1622 Pterocaesio tile Bluestreak fusilier red phase Raja Ampat West Papua.

Pterocaesio trilineata Threestripe fusilier

Pterocaesio trilineata Threestripe fusiliers, Kadavu, Fiji

Caesio varilineata Variable-lined fusilier

Caesio varilineata Variable-lined fusilier school, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 9556 Caesio varilineata Variable-lined fusilier school, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Caesio varilineata Variable-lined fusilier school, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 9567 Caesio varilineata Variable-lined fusilier school, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Unidentifed fusilier

Fusilier at cleaning station, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 8190 Unidentified fusilier, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

 

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