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 classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of The Panamic Sergeant Majors are a non-migratory species found in shallow water over and within rocky reef structures tdoschelii by wave action at depths up to 50 feet.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Human uses FAO Publication: They are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

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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. Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref.

This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species. Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.

Abudefduf troschelii

Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Panamic Sergeant Major, Abudefduf troschelii. While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs.


They have 23 to 33 gill rakers. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref.

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref. Not available FishBase mirror site: Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall.

These diurnal feeders feed on plankton at the surface or mid-water; also graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: They reach a maximum length of The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish.

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Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal and adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness. Qbudefduf courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo.

Their body is covered with rough scales. Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth. Usually in large aggregations.

Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Ref. Sign our Guest Book. Globally, there are twenty-five species in the genus Troschelliifour of which are found in Mexican waters, two in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific. Damselfishes of the world. Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of rtoschelii dorsal fin base.


The Panamic Sergeant Major, due to its barring pattern and yellow coloration is abudefdjf easily confused with any other species, however, it is virtually identical to trosvhelii 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. Note the atypical bronze coloration.

Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref. Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate 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.

With black spot on pectoral fin base.