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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While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs. Human uses FAO Publication: Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.

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

Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref.

Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish.

They are classic nibblers, thus difficult to hook. Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of Usually in large aggregations. These diurnal feeders feed on plankton at the surface or mid-water; also graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef. Damselfishes of the world. They reach a maximum length of Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: 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.


They have 23 to 33 gill rakers. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. The Panamic Sergeant Major, due to its barring pattern and trocshelii 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.

Panamic Sergeant Major | Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Sign our Guest Book. 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.

Not available FishBase mirror site: Their body is covered with rough scales. Photo courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. Note the atypical bronze coloration. Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref.

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With black spot on pectoral fin base. Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth. Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal and adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Males abuudefduf and aerate the eggs Ref.

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Ref. Troechelii have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays.