Caesio striata  Rüppell, 1830

Striated fusilier
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Caesionidae (Fusiliers) > Caesioninae
Etymology: Caesio: Latin, caesius, bluish-grey, 1835; it is the same name given to the silvery metal (Cs) (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical; 31°N - 11°N, 32°E - 45°E (Ref. 402)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 402); common length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12. Body light bluish to greenish dorsally, white ventrally. 3-4 scales on cheek; 19-25 predorsal scales; scaled dorsal and anal fins; Supra-temporal band of scales continuous at dorsal midline. Upper peduncular scale rows usually 11 (11-12); lower peduncular scale rows usually 15 (14-15). A small process on basioccipital for attachment of Baudelot's ligament. Post maxillary process single; posterior end of maxilla blunt.

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Arabian Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal areas, primarily around coral reefs. Forms aggregations in midwater and feeds on zooplankton. Oviparous, with numerous, small pelagic eggs (Ref. 402).

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Carpenter, K.E., 1987. Revision of the Indo-Pacific fish family Caesionidae (Lutjanoidea), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (15):56 p. (Ref. 1723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00411 - 0.02665), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.