Caesio caerulaurea (Lacepède, 1801)
Caesio caerulaurea (Lacepède, 1801)

Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Caesio caerulaurea

English Name: Blue and gold fusilier

Creole Name: Makro kanal

French Name: Caesio azuror

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 10; Dorsal rays: 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 12-13.

Blue-green dorsally, head and body, lower body white to pale bluish. Black-edged gold band runs from above the eye and mainly above the lateral line to the peduncle. Dark band along the middle of each caudal lobe. Has black pectoral fin axil. Night colour is mostly reddish.


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 35cm TL

Habitat and Ecology:

Coastal species (1-50m depth) found on coral reefs, lagoons, reef channels and seaward reefs. Schools in large, often mixed species, mid-water aggregations to feed on zooplankton.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the mackerel net fishery, occasionally in large numbers. 


Fricke, R. 2010. Caesio caerulaurea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155097A4703967. (13/11/18).

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Eds. 2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication., (13/11/18)

Heemstra P & Heemstra, E. (2004). Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa. NISC SAIAB. ISBN: 1-920033-01-7.

Thompson, A.S. Caesio caerulaurea in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Nov 2018,


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