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Abudefduf vaigiensis  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Indo-Pacific sergeant
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Australia country information

Common names: Common sergeant, Five-banded damsel-fish, Five-banded sergeant-major
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Ref. 75154), off Lord Howe I. (Ref. 8879, 75154), New South Wales and northern Victoria (Ref. 35942). Also Ref. 2334, 9002.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Johnson, J.W., 1999
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4391)

Length at first maturity
Lm 12.0  range ? - ? cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 30874)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 36°N - 39°S, 26°E - 143°W

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and eastern Africa to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. Recorded in Bay of Islands, New Zealand (Ref. 35942). Often confused with the closely related Atlantic species Abudefduf saxatilis (Ref. 7247).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-14; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit upper edge of outer reef slopes and inshore rocky reefs. Juveniles associated with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feed on zooplankton, benthic algae, and small invertebrates (Ref. 1602). Often in aggregations (Ref. 9710) feeding at midwater or tending nests among rocks and coral ledges (Ref. 90102). In large numbers at spawning sites that are timed with large tides that carry their pelagic offspring far offshore (Ref. 48636). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30303)



Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
2.6   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.85)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (16 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown