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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Caesionidae  
 Genus Pterocaesio  
  Pterocaesio marri  Schultz, 1953 
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Synonyms:Pterocaesio kohleridetails
Citation: Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase( 2002)
Character: Body fusiform, elongate, and moderately compressed. Two postmaxillary processes; small conical teeth in jaws; vomer and palatines without teeth. Dorsal fin with X (rarely XI) spines and 15 (rarely 14 or 16) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 12 (rarely 11 or 13 soft rays; pectoral fins with 22 to 24 soft rays. Scales in lateral line usually 70 to 75; upper peduncular scales usually 12 or 13, lower peduncular scales usually 16 or 17; scales above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 9 to 11; scales below lateral line to origin of anal fin usually 16 to 18; usually 5 scale rows on cheek; predorsal scales usually 26 to 30; dorsal and anal fins scaly, the dorsal fin with about 1/2 of its greatest spinous height covered with scales; supratemporal band of scales confluent at dorsal midline. Body blue to greenish dorsally, white ventrally; 2 longitudinal stripes laterally, about 1 scale wide each, the lower running from behind supratemporal membrane, covering lateral line to a vertical at about middle of soft portion of dorsal fin where it passes above lateral line for the length of caudal peduncle; upper stripe 1 to 2 scales below dorsal profile for most of length of body, ending dorsally on caudal peduncle; fins white to pinkish, dorsal fin slightly dusky distally; axil of pectoral fins and tips of caudal-fin lobes black. 
Habitat: Ranges widely around coral reefs and appears to prefer clear waters of oceanic islands or reefs far from large land masses. Feeds on zooplankton in midwater aggregations. 
Distribution: Widespread Indo-West Pacific from East Africa, not including the Red Sea or the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, to the Marquesan Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Of minor importance to fisheries. Sometimes used as baitfish in tuna fisheries. 
Name Code: 382139
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