Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae
(Snappers) > Apsilinae
Etymology: Paracaesio: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, caesium = bluish grey (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 140 - 250 m (Ref. 9821). Tropical; 21°N - 21°S, 117°E - 176°W (Ref. 55)
Western Central Pacific: known only from Fiji, Vanuatu, Philippines, and Tuvalu (Ref. 12596) but is probably more widespread.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9821)
soft rays: 8. Eye large, snout short, about equal to, or shorter than eye diameter. Interorbital space convex. Lower jaw protruding slightly. Dorsal and anal fins without scales. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Back and upper sides light brown becoming silvery white ventrally; a yellow band running diagonally from the beginning of the lateral line to the last dorsal spine.
Adults occur over rocky bottoms. Marketed fresh.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.9 - 23.3, mean 19.1 (based on 23 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02042 (0.01056 - 0.03946), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .