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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Caesionidae  
 Genus Caesio  
  Caesio caerulaurea  Lacepède, 1801 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caesio azuraureusCaesio caerulaureusCaesio cearulaureaCaesio coerulaureusCaesio maculatusCaesio noriSmaris mauritianus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body moderately deep, fusiform, elongate and moderately compressed. Ratio of eye diameter to head length usually around 3.4 to 4.2; a single postmaxillary process; small conical teeth in jaws, vomer and palatines. Dorsal fin with X spines and 15 (rarely 14 or 16) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 12 (rarely 13) soft rays; pectoral fin with 20 to 22 (rarely 19) rays. Scales in lateral line 57 to 65 (most frequently around 61); upper peduncular scale rows usually 11, lower peduncular scale rows usually 15; scale rows above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 8 to 10 (most frequently 9); scale rows below lateral line to origin of anal fin usually 15 to 17; scale rows on cheek usually 4; predorsal scales usually 22 to 25; dorsal and anal fins scaled, the spinous part of the dorsal with about 3/4 of its greatest height covered with scales; supratemporal bands of scales often nterrupted at dorsal midline by a scaleless zone, always a V shaped scaleless zone anteriorly at midline intruding between the supratemporal band of scales. Upper body bluish, lower body white to pale bluish. Golden band from above the eye, running straight along the body to upper caudal peduncle and continuing on the caudal fin to the tip of the upper lobe, becoming near black on the fin. A second similar streak in lower lobe. 
Habitat: Inhabits coastal areas, primarily around coral reefs. A schooling fish which feeds on zooplankton in large midwater aggregations. Commonly schools together with C. varilineata, C. striata, and Pterocaesio tile. 
Distribution: Widespread in the tropical Indo-West Pacific, from East Africa, including the Red Sea but not the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, to Samoa; north to southern Japan and south to Mauritius and New Caledonia. It is a very common species in Taiwan and present in all  
Utility: Marketed fresh. Juveniles used as tuna bait fish. 
Name Code: 382088
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