Scientific Name
Caesio cuning  
Caesio cuning黃尾烏尾鮗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1791) Depth 3 - 60M
Chinese 黃尾烏尾鮗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 烏尾鮗科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F371 Caesionidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃尾梅鯛 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 烏尾冬仔、赤腹烏尾鮗、青尾鮗(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、North 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Java 
Synonyms Caesio cunning, Caesio erythrochilurus, Caesio erythrogaster, Cichla cuning, Sparus cuning   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055580. ASIZP0057540. ASIZP0076126. ASIZP0076127. ASIZP0807044. ASIZP0807045. ASIZP0917044. ASIZP0917045. FRIP21720.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Red-bellied fusilier; Redbelly yellowtail fusilier; Yellow-tail fusilier; Deep-bodied fusilier; Fusilier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body fairly deep and compressed a single postmaxillary process; small, conical teeth in jaws, vomer and palatines. Dorsal fin with X spines and 15 (rarely 14 or 16) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 11 (rarely 10 or 12) soft rays; pectoral fin with 18 or 19 (rarely 17 or 20) rays. Scales in lateral line 45 to 51 (most frequently 49); upper peduncular scale rows usually 9 or 10, lower peduncular scale rows usually 13 or 14; scale rows above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin usually 8 or 9; scale rows below lateral line to origin of anal fin usually 15 to 17; 4 or 5 scale rows on cheek; predorsal scales usually 21 to 25; dorsal and anal fins scaled, the spinous part of the dorsal with about 1/2 of its greatest height covered with scales; supratemporal band of scales confluent at dorsal midline. Upper body if not yellow, grayish blue; lower sides and belly white or pinkish. Pectoral, pelvic and anal fins white to pink. Large yellow tail. Dorsal fin yellow posteriorly and grayish blue anteriorly.
habitats Inhabits coastal areas, usually over rocky and coral reefs to depths of around 60 m. Of all the caesionids, C. cuning appears most tolerant of murky water; it is usually the most abundant caesionid in reef areas characterized by low underwater visibility. 
Distribution Tropical eastern Indian Ocean to western Pacific, from Sri Lanka to Vanuatu (New Hebrides), and from southern Japan to northwestern and northeastern Australia. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh.