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Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

159288  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159288)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Usually found in shallow waters to around 15 meters, juveniles are common in tide pools while adults school over shallow...  
Description Usually found in shallow waters to around 15 meters, juveniles are common in tide pools while adults school over shallow reeftops. Adults frequently form large feeding aggregations of up to several hundred individuals. Food items include algae, small crustaceans and fish, and various invertebrate larvae. Adult males adopt a bluish ground colour when guarding eggs. Attracted to divers who feed fish. Generally common (Ref. 9710). [details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: 40.9°N to Uruguay in the western Atlantic, abundant on Caribbean reefs; around islands of the...  
Distribution Atlantic Ocean: 40.9°N to Uruguay in the western Atlantic, abundant on Caribbean reefs; around islands of the mid-Atlantic, Cape Verde, and along the tropical coast of western Africa south to Angola [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2018) Canadian Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/carms/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159288 on 2019-10-18
Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2019). Canadian Register of Marine Species. Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/carms./aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159288 on 2019-10-18
Date
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2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

basis of record Smith, J. L. B. (1960). Coral Fishes of the Family Pomacentridae from the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. <em>Ichthyological Bulletin No.</em> 19: 317-349. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Usually found in shallow waters to around 15 meters, juveniles are common in tide pools while adults school over shallow reeftops. Adults frequently form large feeding aggregations of up to several hundred individuals. Food items include algae, small crustaceans and fish, and various invertebrate larvae. Adult males adopt a bluish ground colour when guarding eggs. Attracted to divers who feed fish. Generally common (Ref. 9710). [details]

Diet Food items include algae, small crustaceans and fish, and various invertebrate larvae [details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: 40.9°N to Uruguay in the western Atlantic, abundant on Caribbean reefs; around islands of the mid-Atlantic, Cape Verde, and along the tropical coast of western Africa south to Angola [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Adults frequently form large feeding aggregations of up to several hundred individuals. [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, aquariumfish [details]

Remark Slight differenced from the Atlantic to the Indo-Pacific have led some authors to regard the Indo-Pacific form as a distinct species, A. vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard) Randall (1992). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English sergeant major  [details]
Spanish petaca rayada  [details]
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Gliphidodon saxatilis P11394 illustration)
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