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Bengal sergeant

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Bengal sergeant

Characteristics

Often recorded singly and in pairs.

Juveniles often form small schools.

Feeds on algae and small invertebrates.

Description

  • 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

Family: Pomacentridae

Scientific Name: Abudefduf bengalensis ___(Bloch, 1787)

Genus: Abudefduf

Maximum Length: 17 cm (Total Length)