Pterocaesio capricornis, Capricorn fusilier : fisheries

Pterocaesio capricornis Smith & Smith, 1963

Capricorn fusilier
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Caesionidae (Fusiliers) > Caesioninae
Etymology: Pterocaesio: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Latin, caesius = blue grey (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Smith & Smith.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 6639).   Tropical; 4°N - 18°S, 39°E - 60°E (Ref. 402)

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Western Indian Ocean: east African coast, Seychelles, and the western Indian Ocean islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 402)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12. Upper body with a chequered, bronzy green yellow and blue appearance. 4 scales on cheek; 24 predorsal scales; scaled dorsal and anal fins; Supra-temporal band of scales confluent at dorsal midline. Upper peduncular scale rows 11; lower peduncular scale rows 15. Post maxillary processes 2; posterior end of maxilla tapered.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal areas, primarily around coral reefs at a depth of about 20 m. Feeds on zooplankton in midwater aggregations. Oviparous, with numerous, small pelagic eggs (Ref. 402). Rare species (Ref. 6639).

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Carpenter, K.E., 1987. Revision of the Indo-Pacific fish family Caesionidae (Lutjanoidea), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (15):56 p. (Ref. 1723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 25 June 2018

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00471 - 0.02436), 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   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.