Abudefduf hoefleri (Steindachner, 1881)
African sergeant
Abudefduf hoefleri
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Benin (Ref. 10797), including Cape Verde, Ilheu das Rolas, and São Tomé.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 13-13
Biology:  Littoral species that inhabit rocky reefs (Ref. 10797). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 29 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 21.07.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.07.11

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