Yellow and Blueback Fusiliers (Caesio teres) and Double-lined Fusiliers (Pterocaesio digramma). Pixie Garden, Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef
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The Yellow and Blueback Fusilier is bright blue above with white underside. The tail and the upper back (from just before start of dorsal fin) are bright yellow. The pectoral, pelvic and anal fins are white. There is a black patch at the base of the pectoral fin.
length to 40cm
Found around coral reefs, coral lagoons at depths from 5m to 50m. It forms large schools.
Feeds in large groups on zooplankton above the coral
Oviparous. Lays numerous, small pelagic eggs. Migrates to selected areas around the reef to spawn in the entrances of deep channels during outgoing tides.
The Yellow and Blueback Fusilier is found throughout the Indo-west and central Pacific. In Australia it is known found around north-western coast of Western Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
|Common Name:||Yellow and Blueback Fusilier|