Caesionidae

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Yellow and Blueblack Fusiliers on Great Barrier Reef. Richard Ling/Creative Commons

Overview

Related to the snappers, fusiliers are sleek, fast-moving planktivores that are generally too active and large for most home aquaria. In the wild, they are regarded as important food fishes and are used as bait by tuna fishermen.

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Taxonomic rank: Family

Common name: FUSILIERS


Total known Total profiles
Subfamilies 0 0
Genera 4 0
Species 20 0


Feeding: Carnivores feeding on zooplankton.

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Reference: Reef Fishes Volume 3
Text credit: SWM