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Indo-Pacific Sergeant

( Abudefduf vaigiensis )

Other names

Sergeant Major, Five-banded Sergeant-major, Five-banded Damsel-fish, Common Sergeant

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Pomacentridae (damselfishes and clownfishes)
  • Can grow to 20cm in length
  • Distinguished by the lack of stripes on the caudal fin (tail)
  • Easily mistaken for Scissortail Sergeant (Abudefduf sexfasciatus)
  • Omnivores
  • Occupy the mid-water column
  • Common in shoals
  • Frequents coastal and offshore shallow reef environments