Pterocaesio tile (Cuvier, 1830)
Pterocaesio tile (Cuvier, 1830)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Pterocaesio tile

English Name: Dark-banded fusilier

Creole Name:

French Name: Fusilier à ligne olive

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 10-12; Dorsal rays: 19-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 13.

Chequered pattern dorsally formed by bluish-green scales with black margins. This area with lateral margin of dark yellow brown stripe from gill cover to peduncle. 
In life has broad iridescent blue band from snout to mid body. Lower half of body white to pinkish. Black stripes along upper and lower caudal lobes. Black spot at 
pectoral fin base. Turns bright red along lower half of the body at night.


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 30cm TL. 

Habitat and Ecology:

Ranges widely around coral reefs (depth 1-60m). Juveniles occur in shallow lagoons and reef flats. Feeds on zooplankton in midwater aggregations. Schooling species 
sometimes in multi-species aggregations.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the mackerel net fishery, but is an uncommon component of the catch.





Carpenter, K.E. et al. (2016). Pterocaesio tile. The IUCN Red List 2016: e.T20253151A65927672. (03/12/18).
Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. (2018). Fishbase.  FishBase (03/12/18).
Green, A. (2018). Pterocaesio tile. Reef Life Survey. (03/12/18). 


Nevill, J.E.G. (2019). Pterocaesio tile, Dark-banded fusilier. Seychelles Seatizens. (edited 20/06/22).

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