Caesio striata Rüppell, 1830
Striated fusilier
Caesio striata
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Caesionidae (Fusiliers), subfamily: Caesioninae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 30 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Arabian Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 12-12. Body light bluish to greenish dorsally, white ventrally. 3-4 scales on cheek; 19-25 predorsal scales; scaled dorsal and anal fins; Supra-temporal band of scales continuous at dorsal midline. Upper peduncular scale rows usually 11 (11-12); lower peduncular scale rows usually 15 (14-15). A small process on basioccipital for attachment of Baudelot's ligament. Post maxillary process single; posterior end of maxilla blunt.
Biology:  Inhabits coastal areas, primarily around coral reefs. Forms aggregations in midwater and feeds on zooplankton. Oviparous, with numerous, small pelagic eggs (Ref. 402).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 June 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 03.02.05
Checked by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 25.06.93

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