Scientific Name
Caesio caerulaurea  
Caesio caerulaurea烏尾鮗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Lacepède, 1801 Depth 5 - 50M
Chinese 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 褐梅鯛 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 烏尾冬仔、紅尾冬(臺東)、青冬(澎湖)、烏尾冬(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Moluccas 
Synonyms Caesio azuraureus, Caesio caerulaureus, Caesio cearulaurea, Caesio coerulaureus, Caesio maculatus, Caesio nori, Smaris mauritianus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1801 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055705. ASIZP0055733. ASIZP0070970. ASIZP0073177. ASIZP0804383. ASIZP0805602. ASIZP0914383. ASIZP0915602. FRIP21400. FRIP22309. FRIP22435. NMMBP02146. NMMBP04055. NMMBP04056. NMMBP04143. NMMSTP00233. NTMP0171. NTUM01156. NTUM01157. NTUM01158. NTUM06145.  
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Common Name Scissor-tailed fusilier; Scissor tailed fusilier; Blue and gold fusilier; Blue-and-gold fusilier; Blue fusiler; Gold-banded fusilier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep, fusiform, elongate and moderately compressed. Ratio of eye diameter to head length usually around 3.4 to 4.2; 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 12 (rarely 13) soft rays; pectoral fin with 20 to 22 (rarely 19) rays. Scales in lateral line 57 to 65 (most frequently around 61); upper peduncular scale rows usually 11, lower peduncular scale rows usually 15; scale rows above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 8 to 10 (most frequently 9); scale rows below lateral line to origin of anal fin usually 15 to 17; scale rows on cheek usually 4; predorsal scales usually 22 to 25; dorsal and anal fins scaled, the spinous part of the dorsal with about 3/4 of its greatest height covered with scales; supratemporal bands of scales often nterrupted at dorsal midline by a scaleless zone, always a V shaped scaleless zone anteriorly at midline intruding between the supratemporal band of scales. Upper body bluish, lower body white to pale bluish. Golden band from above the eye, running straight along the body to upper caudal peduncle and continuing on the caudal fin to the tip of the upper lobe, becoming near black on the fin. A second similar streak in lower lobe.
habitats Inhabits coastal areas, primarily around coral reefs. A schooling fish which feeds on zooplankton in large midwater aggregations. Commonly schools together with C. varilineata, C. striata, and Pterocaesio tile. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical Indo-West Pacific, from East Africa, including the Red Sea but not the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, to Samoa; north to southern Japan and south to Mauritius and New Caledonia. It is a very common species in Taiwan and present in all  
Utility Marketed fresh. Juveniles used as tuna bait fish.