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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Lutjanidae Snappers
Subfamily: Apsilinae
Genus: Paracaesio

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8 species
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Paracaesio caerulea (Katayama, 1934)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracaesio caerulea
[Japanese snapper]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm SL
Paracaesio gonzalesi Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979

Photo by Photo by Cada, L.A.
 
Paracaesio gonzalesi
[Vanuatu snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Paracaesio kusakarii Abe, 1960

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracaesio kusakarii
[Saddle-back snapper]
No picture found

Max. Length 27.5 cm SL

 
Paracaesio paragrapsimodon
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Paracaesio sordida Abe & Shinohara, 1962

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Paracaesio sordida
[Dirty ordure snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Paracaesio stonei Raj & Seeto, 1983

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Paracaesio stonei
[Cocoa snapper]
No picture found

Max. Length 42.9 cm SL

 
Paracaesio waltervadi
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Paracaesio xanthura (Bleeker, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracaesio xanthura
[Yellowtail blue snapper]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Paracaesio caerulea Japanese snapper Western Pacific 50 TL 1934
Paracaesio gonzalesi Vanuatu snapper Western Central Pacific 42 SL 1979
Paracaesio kusakarii Saddle-back snapper Western Pacific 60 SL 1960
Paracaesio paragrapsimodon Western Central Pacific 27.5 SL 1992
Paracaesio sordida Dirty ordure snapper Indo-Pacific 48 TL 1962
Paracaesio stonei Cocoa snapper Western Pacific 50 SL 1983
Paracaesio waltervadi Western Indian Ocean 42.9 SL 1992
Paracaesio xanthura Yellowtail blue snapper Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1869



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