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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae Damselfishes
Subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Genus: Abudefduf

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Abudefduf abdominalis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf abdominalis
[Green damselfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Abudefduf bengalensis (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf bengalensis
[Bengal sergeant]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Abudefduf concolor (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Abudefduf concolor
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Abudefduf conformis Randall & Earle, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf conformis
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Abudefduf declivifrons (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Abudefduf declivifrons
[Mexican nightsergeant]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Abudefduf hoefleri (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Abudefduf hoefleri
[African sergeant]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Abudefduf lorenzi Hensley & Allen, 1977

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Abudefduf lorenzi
[Black-tail sergeant]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Abudefduf margariteus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf margariteus
[Pearly sergeant]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Abudefduf natalensis Hensley & Randall, 1983

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf natalensis
[Natal sergeant]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Abudefduf notatus (Day, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Abudefduf notatus
[Yellowtail sergeant]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 22.9 cm TL
Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Abudefduf saxatilis
[Sergeant-major]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Abudefduf septemfasciatus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf septemfasciatus
[Banded sergeant]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Abudefduf sexfasciatus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf sexfasciatus
[Scissortail sergeant]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Abudefduf sordidus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf sordidus
[Blackspot sergeant]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Abudefduf sparoides (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf sparoides
[False-eye sergeant]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Abudefduf taurus (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Abudefduf taurus
[Night sergeant]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Abudefduf troschelii (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Abudefduf troschelii
[Panamic sergeant major]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Abudefduf vaigiensis
[Indo-Pacific sergeant]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Abudefduf whitleyi Allen & Robertson, 1974

Photo by Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Abudefduf whitleyi
[Whitley's sergeant]



19 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Abudefduf abdominalis Green damselfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1825
Abudefduf bengalensis Bengal sergeant Western Pacific 17 TL 1787
Abudefduf concolor Eastern Pacific 19 TL 1862
Abudefduf conformis Eastern Central Pacific 13.1 SL 1999
Abudefduf declivifrons Mexican nightsergeant Eastern Pacific 18 SL 1862
Abudefduf hoefleri African sergeant Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1881
Abudefduf lorenzi Black-tail sergeant Western Central Pacific 18 TL 1977
Abudefduf margariteus Pearly sergeant Western Indian Ocean 16 SL 1830
Abudefduf natalensis Natal sergeant Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1983
Abudefduf notatus Yellowtail sergeant Indo-West Pacific 17 TL 1870
Abudefduf saxatilis Sergeant-major Atlantic Ocean 22.9 TL 1758
Abudefduf septemfasciatus Banded sergeant Indo-Pacific 23 TL 1830
Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scissortail sergeant Indo-Pacific 19 TL 1801
Abudefduf sordidus Blackspot sergeant Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1775
Abudefduf sparoides False-eye sergeant Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1825
Abudefduf taurus Night sergeant Western Atlantic 25 TL 1848
Abudefduf troschelii Panamic sergeant major Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1862
Abudefduf vaigiensis Indo-Pacific sergeant Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1825
Abudefduf whitleyi Whitley's sergeant Western Pacific 14 SL 1974



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