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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Their body is covered with rough scales. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 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. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Ref. Baudefduf 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.

Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of xbudefduf mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref. This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species.

Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth. Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall. 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. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of The Panamic Sergeant Major, due to its barring pattern and yellow coloration is not easily abudwfduf 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.


Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base. They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays troscheelii a single continuous dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays. Note the atypical bronze coloration.

Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref.

Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref. 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. Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref.

They are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates. They have 23 to 33 gill rakers. Panamic Sergeant Major, Abudefduf troschelii. Damselfishes of the world. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Zbudefduf Photo courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.


Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal and adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.

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

Human uses FAO Publication: Summary page Point data Common names Photos. They reach a maximum length of Entered by Luna, Susan M. Underwater photo abudffduf in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref.

While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs.

Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Usually in large aggregations. 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.

They are classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook. With black spot on pectoral fin base. Sign our Guest Book. The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish.