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

Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref. Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. They have 23 to 33 gill rakers.

Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref. Photo courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo.

This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal abudedfuf.

Their body is covered with rough scales. 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 Troscjelii.

Abudefduf troschelii

Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Troscbelii head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth. 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.


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Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June Usually in large aggregations. Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base. The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered abudecduf excellent food fish. Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of The Panamic Sergeant Majors are a non-migratory species found in shallow water over abudefdut within rocky reef structures buffeted by wave action at depths up to 50 feet.

They reach a abudeffduf length of Human uses FAO Publication: Note the atypical bronze coloration. Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Sign our Guest Book.

They are classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook. The Panamic Sergeant Major, due to its barring pattern and yellow coloration is not easily confused 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. While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs.


Entered by Luna, Susan M. These diurnal feeders feed on plankton at the surface or mid-water; also graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

Abudefduf troschelii – Wikipedia

Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal and adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness. Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref. Panamic Sergeant Major, Abudefduf troschelii.

Damselfishes of the world. They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin anudefduf 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays. Not available FishBase mirror site: Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes.

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Abduefduf. With black spot on pectoral fin base. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: They are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates.

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.