Scientific Name
Pterocaesio tile  
Pterocaesio tile蒂爾鱗鰭烏尾鮗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1830) Depth 1 - 60M
Chinese 蒂爾鱗鰭烏尾鮗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 烏尾鮗科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F371 Caesionidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑帶鱗鰭梅鯛 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 烏尾冬仔、紅尾冬(臺東)、烏尾冬(澎湖)、青尾冬(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Caroline Archipelago 
Synonyms Caesio cylindricus, Caesio multiradiatus, Caesio tile, Caesio tricolor, Clupeolabrus dubius   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056136. ASIZP0056428. ASIZP0059462. ASIZP0059815. FRIP00490. FRIP21588. FRIP22207. NMMBP08679. NMMSTP00986. NTMP0106. SU7917.  
Common Name Neon fusilier; Neon fusiler; Tricoulored fusilier; Bluestreak fusilier; Dark banded fusilier; Dark-banded fusilier; Fusilier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body fusiform, elongate, and compressed. Two postmaxillary processes; small conical teeth in jaws, vomer, and palatines. Dorsal fin with XI or XII (rarely X) spines and 19 to 22 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 13 soft rays; pectoral fins with 22 to 24 rays. Scales in lateral line 69 to 76 (most frequently 71); upper peduncular scales usually 11 or 12, upper peduncular scales usually 15 or 16; scales above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 7 or 8; scales below lateral line to origin of anal fin usually 16 or 17; usually 4 scales on cheek; predorsal scales usually 27 to 30; dorsal and anal fins scaly, the dorsal fin with about 1/2 of its greatest spinous height covered with scales. Center of scales above lateral line bluish green with black margins, giving a checkered pattern; lower third of body white to pinkish. Turns bright red along lower half of the body at night.
habitats Ranges widely around coral reefs. A schooling fish, sometimes in groups with other caesionids. Feeds on zooplankton in midwater aggregations. 
Distribution Widespread Indo-West Pacific from East Africa, not including the Red Sea or the Persian Gulf, to the Tuamotu Archipelago, as far north as southern Japan and south to Mauritius and the Austral Islands. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility Moderately important in smallscale fisheries. Marketed fresh and dried-salted. Important as tuna baitfish.