FALSE FUSILIER Paracaesio sordida
SEE: to 40 cm (16 in.) Snappers - Lutjanidae
ID: Purplish biown to blue with faint dark stripes, lower lobe of tail red (dark brown underwater); slender elongate body with deeply forked tail similar to fusilier family (Caesionidae) Form schools. Steep outer reefs in 30-200 m. Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to S.W. Japan, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
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