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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Sign our Guest Book. They reach a maximum length of Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth. Their body is covered with rough scales. Estimates of some properties abjdefduf on models Preferred temperature Ref.

They are classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook. With black spot on pectoral fin base. Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of The Panamic Sergeant Abuddfduf 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 are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

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Panamic Sergeant Major, Abudefduf troschelii. They have 23 to 33 gill rakers.

While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs. Human uses FAO Publication: Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Ref. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: 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.

Abudefduf troschelii, Panamic sergeant major

This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species. Adults inhabit rocky and abucefduf reefs Ref. Breed during early abudefduc in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall. Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref. Not available FishBase mirror site: Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year The Panamic Sergeant Major, due to its barring pattern and yellow coloration is not easily confused with any abudefdud 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.


Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref. Usually in large aggregations. These diurnal feeders feed on plankton at the surface or mid-water; also graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef.

Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base. Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref.

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Note the atypical bronze coloration. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays.

The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref.