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Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Abudefduf troschelii (Gill, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at. Common names: sergeant-major (English), pintaƱo (Espanol), petaca (Espanol) Abudefduf troschelii (Gill, ) Panamic sergeant-major. Body relatively deep. Abudefduf troschelii. Panamanian sergeant major. Mulegino; Sargento mayor; Pintano. Family: POMACENTRIDAE (Damselfishes).

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The Panamic Sergeant Major, due to its barring pattern and yellow coloration is not easily confused with any other species, however, it is virtually identical to the Sergeant Major, Abudefduf saxatilis found only in abudefvuf Atlantic Ocean and is similar in color to the Graybar Grunt, Haemulon sexfasciatum rectangular oblong body; six or seven bars.

The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Not available FishBase mirror site: These diurnal feeders feed on plankton at the surface or mid-water; also graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef.

Abudefduf troschelii

Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March They are abudefudf nibblers, thus difficult to hook. They are whitish to pale silvery green in color with a bright yellow back and dark bars across the side of their body and caudal peduncle. In Mexican waters the Panamic Sergeant Majors are found in all waters of the Pacific with the exception that they are absent from Magdalena Bay northward along the central and northwest coasts of Baja.


Their body is covered with rough scales. Abudeffduf page Point data Common names Photos. With black spot on pectoral fin base. Usually in large aggregations.

Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species.

Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Sign our Guest Book.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Abudefduf troschelii (Gill, )

Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base. Panamic Sergeant Major, Abudefduf troschelii.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Entered by Luna, Susan M. They are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates.

Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall. Low to moderate vulnerability yroschelii of Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth. The Panamic Sergeant Abudsfduf are a non-migratory species found in shallow water over and within rocky reef structures buffeted by wave action at depths up to 50 feet.


They have 23 to 33 gill rakers. Photo courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. Damselfishes of the world. Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref.

Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal troschflii adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness. Human uses FAO Publication: Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref.

Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. Note the atypical bronze coloration.

They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays. Globally, there are twenty-five species abudefdfu the genus Abudefduffour of which are found in Mexican waters, two in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific.