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Gymnocaesio gymnoptera
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(Bleeker 1856)

Slender fusilier, Fusilier élégant, Fusilero elegante, Dalagang bukid, Sulid

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Scientific Name:
Gymnocaesio gymnoptera
Family/Order/Class:
Caesionidae (Fusiliers)
subFamily Gymnocaesioninae /
Perciformes / Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Common Name:
Slender fusilier
Distribution:
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Fiji, north to the Philippines.
Climate:
tropical; 29°N - 20°S
Environment:
reef-associated; marine
Description:
Inhabits coastal areas around coral reefs (Ref. 30573). Feeds on zooplankton in large midwater aggregations. Forms schools with members of the genus Pterocaesio. Often mistaken for juveniles and easily overlooked because of small size (Ref. 48636). Also caught with drive-in nets. Utilized as tuna bait fish (Ref. 30573).
Reference: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2004. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (05/2004) and Carpenter, K.E.. 1987.

Gymnocaesio gymnoptera is a Slender fusilier

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