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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaesionidae 
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) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes
Source  basis of record Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfusiliers  [details]
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 Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaesioninae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaesio Lacep├Ęde, 1802
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterocaesio Bleeker, 1875
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupeolabrus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterocaesio Bleeker, 1875
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocaesioninae
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDipterygonotus Bleeker, 1849
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnocaesio Bleeker, 1875
» 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
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSmaris accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpicara
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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2005-04-06 10:22:32Z  created  Claus, Simon
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Caesionidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=151454 on 2014-09-21
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