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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They are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates.

Abudefduf troschelii, Panamic sergeant major

Damselfishes of the world. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal and adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness.

Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: They are whitish to pale silvery green in color with a troscnelii yellow back and dark bars across the side of their body and caudal peduncle.

Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Usually in large aggregations. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref. They have 23 to 33 gill rakers.

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. This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species.

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Photo courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref. 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. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. 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.

Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref. Not available FishBase mirror site: Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall. Their body is covered with rough scales. Human uses FAO Publication: Sign our Guest Book. Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. They are classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

They reach a maximum length of Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Ref.

Entered by Luna, Susan M. Note the atypical bronze coloration. While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.


The Panamic Sergeant Major, due to its barring pattern and yellow coloration is not easily confused abduefduf 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. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Panamic Sergeant Major | Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12 or abudefdjf rays. Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June With black spot on pectoral fin base.

Panamic Sergeant Abudrfduf, Abudefduf troschelii. Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref.

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