Ruddy Fusilier (Pterocaesio pisang)

Also known as Banana Fusilier, Bananafish, Bleeker's Fusilier, Caesio Rose, Salmon, Yellowsnout Fusilier

Description

Also known as Banana Fusilier, Bananafish, Bleeker's Fusilier, Caesio Rose, Salmon, Yellowsnout Fusilier.

Found singly or in schools over coral reefs often in midwater feeding.
They feed on zooplankton.
Varies in colour from blue to red with night and day.
Length - 16cm
Depth - 1-100m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Fusiliers are close relatives of snappers, but are much smaller and more slender.
Schools of fusiliers often have other species mixed in.
Although their colour is predominately yellow/blue, at night and when resting their colours change to red/green. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Pterocaesio-pisang

0 comments

Leave a comment

Known Sightings / Photograph Locations

Share this: