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Blackspot sergeant


Blackspot sergeant


  • Highly territorial.
  • Males are responsible for guarding and aerating eggs.
  • During courtship, males become more contrasted in body colour and are known to produce sounds to attract females.


  • Body greyish to olive with six to seven vertical grey bars.
  • A single black spot on upper caudal peduncle.
  • Juveniles are paler in body colour.

Common Name: Blackspot sergeant

Family Common Name: Damselfishes

Family: Pomacentridae

Scientific Name: Abudefduf sordidus ___(Forsskål, 1775)

Genus: Abudefduf

Maximum Length: 24 cm (Total Length)