Paracaesio sordida (Abe & Shinohara, 1962)
Paracaesio sordida (Abe & Shinohara, 1962)

Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Paracaesio sordida

English Name: Dirty ordure snapper

Creole Name:

French Name: Vivanette bleu

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 10; Dorsal rays: 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 8.

Moderately deep fusiform body. Large eye and short snout. Well-developed outer series of canine teeth on both jaws. Long pectoral fin and caudal fin deeply forked. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Dark purplish-brown to bluish in colour paler ventrally. Dorsal and caudal fins brown to yellowish brown, other fins paler to translucent.  


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 48cm TL. Common length approx. 30cm. 

Habitat and Ecology:

Reef associated species occurs over rocky substrates at depths of 30-200m (usually 100-200m). Feeds on plankton.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the hand line fishery when operating in deep waters at the edge of the Mahe plateau and other banks. It is a fairly uncommon component of the catch.  


Allen, G.R. (1985). FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6 Snappers of the World. UNFAO Rome 1985.

Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. 2019. FishBase. (28/03/19).

Russell, B. et al 2016. Paracaesio sordida. The IUCN Red List 2016: e.T194339A2315682. (28/03/19)


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