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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaesionidae Bonaparte, 1831 
AphiaID: 151454

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinopteri (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPercoidei (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaesionidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPercoidei
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocaesioninae Johnson, 1980
Sources  basis of record Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]

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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfusiliers  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaesio Lacep├Ęde, 1801
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaesioninae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupeolabrus Nichols, 1923 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterocaesio Bleeker, 1876
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipterygonotus Bleeker, 1849
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocaesio Bleeker, 1876
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterocaesio Bleeker, 1876

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipterogonotus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipterygonotus Bleeker, 1849
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipterygonatus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipterygonotus Bleeker, 1849
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocaesioninae Johnson, 1980 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaesionidae Bonaparte, 1831
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSmaris Cuvier, 1814 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpicara Rafinesque, 1810
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Dorsal fin having 10-15 slender spines; soft rays 8-22. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 9-13. Jaws with small teeth in most species. Upper jaw highly protractile. Vertebrae 24. To about 60 cm maximum length. Fusiliers are closely related to snappers (Lutjanidae) but possess several adaptations for a planktivorous mode of life, such as the elongate fusiform body, the small mouth, and the deeply forked caudal fin. During the day they occur in large zooplankton feeding schools in mid-water over the reef, along steep outer reef slopes and around deep lagoon pinnacles. Although they are active swimmers, they often pause to pick zooplankton and at cleaning stations, and shelter within the reef at night. Fusiliers are important food fishes and are also used as bait in tuna fisheries. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151454
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Date   action   by
2005-04-06 10:22:32Z  created  Claus, Simon
2015-04-17 08:48:21Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2015). Caesionidae Bonaparte, 1831. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2015) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151454 on 2015-05-07
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