Sergeant Major

The Sergeant Major earns its name from its brightly striped sides, which are reminiscent of the insignia of a military Sergeant Major. It grows to a length of about 6 inches (15 cm). The fish feed upon the larvae of invertebrates, zooplankton, smaller fishes, crustaceans and various species of algae. Sergeant majors are found throughout the tropical reaches of the Atlantic. It is replaced in the Indo-Pacific region by the closely related Abudefduf vaigiensis.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Dec 30, 2006
Scientific Name
Abudefduf saxatilis
Also known as
Five Finger, Pilotfish
Range
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic, East Atlantic
Length
6 to 9 inches
Depth
0 to 66 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Hauptfeldwebelfisch
Danish (Dansk)
Oversergentfisk
Spanish (Español)
Petaca rayada
Finnish (Suomi)
Ylikersanttikala
French (Français)
Chauffet Soleil
Italian (Italiano)
Pesce damigella
Japanese (日本語)
Oyabiccha
Dutch (Nederlands)
Sergant Majoorvis
Polish (Polski)
Garbik Pasiasty
Portuguese (Português)
Castanheta-das-rochas
Brazilian Portuguese (Português brasileiro)
Camisa-de-meia

Cute Sergeant Major Gifts

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