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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), pintaño (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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Mergus Publishers, Abudefdud, Germany. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays. Damselfishes of the world. This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species.

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Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref. Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of Globally, there are twenty-five species in the genus Abudefduffour of which are found in Mexican waters, two in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific.

The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: The Panamic Sergeant Majors 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.


Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single abuddefduf of teeth.

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. They are classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook.

Abudefduf troschelii

Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until troscgelii. They reach a maximum length of With black spot on pectoral fin base.

They are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates. Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal and adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness. Their body is covered with rough scales. Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref.

Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base. While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs.

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Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref. These diurnal feeders feed on plankton at the surface or mid-water; also graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef. Usually in large aggregations. 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 the Atlantic Ocean and is similar in color to the Graybar Grunt, Haemulon sexfasciatum rectangular oblong body; six or seven bars.


They are whitish to pale silvery green in abbudefduf with a bright yellow back and dark bars across the side of their body and caudal peduncle. Sign our Guest Book. Human uses FAO Publication: Entered by Luna, Susan M.

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Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref.

Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref. In Mexican waters the Panamic Sergeant Majors are found in all waters of the Pacific with the exception that they are absent troscchelii Magdalena Bay northward along the central and northwest coasts of Baja.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year