Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Caesionidae  
 Genus Caesio  
  Caesio lunaris  Cuvier, 1830 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caesio lunaresPterocaesio lunaris  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body fairly deep, fusiform, and moderately compressed. A single postmaxillary process; small conical teeth in jaws, vomer and palatines. Dorsal fin with X spines and 14 (rarely 13 or 1 5 ) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 11 (rarely 10) soft rays; pectoral fin with 19 or 20 (rarely 18 or 21) rays. Scales in ateral line 45 to 53 (most frequently 49); upper peduncular scale rows usually 10 or 11, lower peduncular scale rows usually 14 or 5; scales above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin usually 8 or 9; scale rows below lateral line to origin of anal fin usually 15 to 19; usually 4 scale rows on cheek; predorsal scales usually 20 to 23; dorsal and anal fins scaled, the dorsal with about 3/4 of the greatest height of spinous part covered with scales; supratemporal band of scales generally interrupted at dorsal midline by a narrow scaleless zone. Bluish body, pale ventrally; caudal lobe tips, axil and upper base of pectoral fin black. Juveniles with yellow tails and black tips. 
Habitat: Found in coastal areas, mainly on or near coral reefs. More common along steep seaward reefs than in lagoons. Forms aggregations in midwater and feeds on zooplankton. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific, from East Africa, including the Red Sea and the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, to southern Japan and the Solomon Islands. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese coastal waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382090
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