Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Caesionidae
(Fusiliers) > Caesioninae
Etymology: Pterocaesio: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Latin, caesius = blue grey (Ref. 45335); flavifasciata: Named for its distinctive color pattern, the yellow-stripe on the body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77031)
soft rays: 12 - 13. This species differs in the following characters: 2 post-maxillary processes; D X, 15-16 (usually 15); A III, 11-13 (usually 12); pectoral-fin rays 22-23; lateral-line scales 70-79 (modally 75); circumpeduncular scales 11-13 + 15-16; fusiform and elongate body, its greatest
depth 3.4-3.9 in SL; head length (HL) 3.4-3.6 in SL; snout 3.7-4.2 in HL; eye 3.4-4.2 in HL; pectoral-fin length 1.1-1.4 in HL; in life, color is blue to bluish green grading to white
on belly, with prominent pair of broad (each covering a maximum of about 4-5 scale rows) yellow stripes, the lower extending from above eye to upper half of caudal-fin base, and the upper from nape to base of posteriormost dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 77031). Pectoral-fin axil spot black; caudal-fin lobes tips dark (Ref. 90102).
This species forms midwater aggregations that feed on zooplankton, frequently in the company of other caesionids, usually Caesio caerulaurea, C. lunaris, and C. varilineata, from the surface to at least 30 m (Ref. 77031).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2006. Pterocaesio flavifasciata, a new species of fusilier (Teleostei: Caesionidae) from Sumatra, Indonesia. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 12(1):27-30. (Ref. 77031)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.1 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 160 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00461 - 0.02381), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .