Abudefduf saxatilis. This small, flat, oval shaped reef fish has five distinct black bars on its sides. While in sandy areas and over reefs, it is in its. Latin name, Abudefduf saxatilis. Common name, Sergeant major. Family, Pomacentridae – Abudefduf. Origin, West Indian Ocean, The Mexican Golf, West. Biology. Juveniles are common in tide pools while adults found over shallow reef tops. Adults frequently form large feeding aggregations of up to several.
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It is quite abundant on Caribbean Sea reefs as well as around islands in the mid-Atlantic region. Smithsonian Maine Station at Fort Pierce.
When setting up a reef aquarium, Clownfish are the obvious choice. The adult male becomes dark bluish, the black bars thus less conspicuous on the body Ref.
Cancel reply Enter your comment here Sergeant fish near ParatyBrazil. In this case, a “normal” aquarium is a reef aquarium with mixed corals or a fish only aquarium with an approximately salinity of 1. Males reach maturity at lengths of 3. This fish feed upon the larvae of invertebrateszooplanktonsmaller fish, crustaceansand various species of algae. Distinctive Features The sergeant major is a small, rounded fish with the body compressed laterally.
A faint sixth stripe might be present on the caudal peduncle. Juveniles are found in specific habitats, often schooling close to caves, shipwrecks, or other protective objects. In Jamaica, spawning occurs from November through April while in the Bahamas, spawning season ranges from June to August. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Sergeant Major Sergeant major. Sergeant majors earn their name from its brightly striped sides, known as bars, which are reminiscent of the insignia of a military sergeant major.
A larger tank might be needed for fully-grown specimens. As aquarium fish Minimum volume l gal Hardiness Hardy Suitable for aquarium Suitable with care Reef safe Reef safe with caution Aggressiveness Aggressive towards other species. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate Ref. Named from the military stripes they resemble, the sergeant majors school in groups of hundreds for feeding, but during spawning season, the male will aggressively guard his nest.
They are deep-bodied, with the caudal and pectoral fins visible, abudefduuf lips, and well-developed jaw bones. It is called father due to its bossy, aggressive behavior towards other inhabitants on the reef.
Sergeant major (fish)
Juveniles saxafilis common in tide pools while adults found over shallow reef tops. Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the sergeant major The range of the sergeant major is worldwide in warm waters.
Has been reared in captivity Ref. Individuals of this species form aggregations of about several hundreds of individuals. It is replaced in the Indo-Pacific region by the closely related Abudefduf vaigiensis G.
Sergeant majors are associated with shallow reefs. These eggs are salmon or red colored, oval-shaped, and 0. Importance to Humans Sergeant majors are easily kept in aquaria. Coloration There are two color phases: Fish in the Chromis genus are not as hardy as the Clown or Damselfish, but are very attractive with their shiny blue and green colour nuances.
Thanks to my friend and colleague Abdelhaq Hamza for abuxefduf with the Arabic etymology in this post. They are also commonly associated with floating sargassum communities. It is important to have a male and female or two males to one female, as two females do not tolerate each other.
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Sergeant major (fish) – Wikipedia
This fish is often confused with Abudefduf taurusthe night sergeant. Syzygium aromanticum Scientist Sees Squirrel Pingback: The pharyngeal teeth are numerous and the bones are moderately heavy; the the gill rakers are numerous, narrow, and long, studded with small teeth.
It has a single nostril on each side of the snout, rather than two as in the butterflyfishes and angelfishes. The range of the sergeant major is worldwide in warm waters. It might be possible to keep smaller specimens for a limited period in a smaller tank. Some species are very coulorful when young, but become dull over time.
Retrieved 4 October English language common names are sergeant majordamsel fish, five finger, and pilotfish.
They go normally in pairs and most are easy to keep in aquaria. Sergeant major Abudefduf saxatilis. No sources indicate that this species will harm corals or other invertebrates. Clownfish exhibit fascinating social behaviour, especially when carrying eggs.
Parasitic fauna is largely dependent upon habitat and diet of this fish. It is of interest to public aquarium saxahilis for coral reef display tanks and it is attracted to divers who feed fish.