Bengal sergeant


Often recorded singly and in pairs. Juveniles often form small schools. Feeds on algae and small invertebrates.


  • Body yellowish.
  • Six to seven vertical, dark bars on each side of the body.
  • Forked caudal fin with rounded lobes.
  • During breeding season, males becomes dark grey with two pale horizontal lines, one above and one below eye, extending from the eye to the tail.

Common Name: Bengal sergeant

Family Common Name: Damselfishes

Scientific Name: Abudefduf bengalensis___(Bloch, 1787)

Maximum Length: 17 cm (Total Length)