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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Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Human uses FAO Publication: Photo courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo.

Note the atypical bronze coloration. The Panamic Sergeant Major, due to its barring pattern and yellow coloration is not easily confused with any other species, however, abudefduc 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.

Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

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. The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish. 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 aburefduf the central and northwest coasts of Baja. Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth.


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. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. 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 abudefdfu substrate due to their stickiness. Panamic Sergeant Major, Abudefduf troschelii. Sign our Guest Book.

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Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Ref.

They reach a maximum length of Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref. Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref. They have 23 to 33 gill rakers. Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. These diurnal feeders feed on plankton at the surface or mid-water; also graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef.

Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred troschflii Ref.


Entered by Luna, Susan M. 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. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Their body is covered with rough scales. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Usually in large aggregations.

Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref. Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base.

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Not available FishBase mirror site: While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs. This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species. They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin with troschellii spines and 12 or 13 rays. Damselfishes of the world.

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref. With black spot on pectoral fin base. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref. They are classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook.