Pterocaesio marri (Schultz, 1953)
Pterocaesio marri (Schultz, 1953)

Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Pterocaesio marri

English Name: Marr's fusilier

Creole Name: Makro koray

French Name: Fusilier de Marr

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 10-11;Dorsal rays: 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 11-13

Body blue to greenish dorsally, whitish ventrally. 2 yellow stripes run longitudinally. The upper dorsally from head to caudal peduncle. The lower from behind the upper edge of the ey to the length of the caudal peduncle. Finis white to pinkish. Axil of pectoral fins and tips of caudal-fin lobes black.


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

Habitat and Ecology:

Schooling species that occurs around coral reefs with a preference for clear waters (depth 1-30m). Feeds on zooplankton in midwater aggregations.

Fishery Status:

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


Carpenter, K.E. et al 2016. Pterocaesio marri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T20252738A65927550. (03/12/18).

Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. 2018. FishBase (03/12/18).

Pterocaesio marri Schultz, 1953 in GBIF Secretariat (2017). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2018-12-03.


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