Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Abudefduf troschelii (Gill, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at. Common names: sergeant-major (English), pintaƱo (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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Human uses FAO Publication: Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Underwater photo taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. They are classic abudefdut, thus difficult to hook. While breeding, males turn a very dark metallic blue to attract females to their nesting site, then guard and aerate the eggs. They are diurnal feeders consuming primarily algae, plankton, and benthic invertebrates.

Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs Ref. Reproduction is oviparous with pairing of individuals; eggs are distributed demersal and adhere to the substrate due to their stickiness. Summary page Point data Troscheii names Photos. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 – 12 m Ref.

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These diurnal feeders feed on plankton abudefdif the surface or mid-water; trischelii graze on benthic invertebrates and algae on the reef.

Panamic Sergeant Major, Abudefduf troschelii. 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. Note the atypical bronze coloration.


Damselfishes of the world. They have two anal spines and 10 to 13 rays and a single continuous dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12 or 13 rays.

Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Breed during early summer in the Gulf and continues throughout the summer until fall. 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.

Abudefduf troschelii

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. Their lateral line is incomplete and ends under the edge of their dorsal fin base. 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.


The Panamic Sergeant Majors are rather small but are considered an excellent food fish. Males guard and aerate the eggs Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. Usually in large aggregations. Their head has a steep profile and a small protrusible mouth with a single row of teeth. With black spot on pectoral fin base.

Photo courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo.

This fish is a warm-water, stenothermal species. Low to moderate vulnerability 30 of Their body is covered with rough scales. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding Ref. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Entered agudefduf Luna, Susan M. They reach a maximum length of Fish collected with a bait net off the surface in coastal waters off Loreto, Baja California Sur, June They have 23 to 33 gill rakers. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref.

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Not available FishBase mirror site: Their caudal fin is forked with broad lobes. Juveniles of second year class have been observed cleaning schools of striped mullet, halfbeaks and needlefish Ref.