Scientific Name
Pterocaesio marri  
Pterocaesio marri馬氏鱗鰭烏尾鮗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Schultz, 1953 Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 馬氏鱗鰭烏尾鮗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 烏尾鮗科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F371 Caesionidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 馬氏鱗鰭梅鯛 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 烏尾冬仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Bikini Atoll, W Pacific 
Synonyms Pterocaesio chrysozona, Pterocaesio diagramma, Pterocaesio kohleri   
Reference Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase( 2002)  Schultz, L.P. etc. 1953 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0065201. ASIZP0801062. ASIZP0911062. NMMSTP00235.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Twin stripe fusilier; Twinstripe fusilier; Marr's fusilier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body fusiform, elongate, and moderately compressed. Two postmaxillary processes; small conical teeth in jaws; vomer and palatines without teeth. Dorsal fin with X (rarely XI) spines and 15 (rarely 14 or 16) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 12 (rarely 11 or 13 soft rays; pectoral fins with 22 to 24 soft rays. Scales in lateral line usually 70 to 75; upper peduncular scales usually 12 or 13, lower peduncular scales usually 16 or 17; scales above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 9 to 11; scales below lateral line to origin of anal fin usually 16 to 18; usually 5 scale rows on cheek; predorsal scales usually 26 to 30; dorsal and anal fins scaly, the dorsal fin with about 1/2 of its greatest spinous height covered with scales; supratemporal band of scales confluent at dorsal midline. Body blue to greenish dorsally, white ventrally; 2 longitudinal stripes laterally, about 1 scale wide each, the lower running from behind supratemporal membrane, covering lateral line to a vertical at about middle of soft portion of dorsal fin where it passes above lateral line for the length of caudal peduncle; upper stripe 1 to 2 scales below dorsal profile for most of length of body, ending dorsally on caudal peduncle; fins white to pinkish, dorsal fin slightly dusky distally; axil of pectoral fins and tips of caudal-fin lobes black.
habitats Ranges widely around coral reefs and appears to prefer clear waters of oceanic islands or reefs far from large land masses. Feeds on zooplankton in midwater aggregations. 
Distribution Widespread Indo-West Pacific from East Africa, not including the Red Sea or the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, to the Marquesan Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Of minor importance to fisheries. Sometimes used as baitfish in tuna fisheries.