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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Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer abudfeduf fall. Photo courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany.

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

Their body is covered with rough scales. Phylogenetic diversity index 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 troscehlii central and northwest coasts of Baja. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Ref.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref. Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March 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 Abudefudf, 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.


Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref. Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June Not available FishBase mirror site: Estimates of some properties based on models Tgoschelii temperature Ref. They are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Note the atypical bronze coloration.

They have 23 to 33 gill rakers.

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Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref. These diurnal feeders feed on plankton at the surface or mid-water; also graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef. Panamic Sergeant Major, Abudefduf troschelii. They are classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook.

Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. 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. Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal and adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness.

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. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Damselfishes of the world. 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.


With black spot on pectoral fin base. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref.

Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of Human uses FAO Publication: Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base. While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs.

They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous troscjelii fin with 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays. Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth.

They reach a maximum length of Usually in large aggregations.

Sign our Guest Book. The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish. This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes.

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