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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae Damselfishes
Subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Genus: Abudefduf

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20 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Abudefduf abdominalis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf abdominalis
[Green damselfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Abudefduf bengalensis (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf bengalensis
[Bengal sergeant]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Abudefduf concolor (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Abudefduf concolor
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Abudefduf conformis Randall & Earle, 1999

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf conformis
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Abudefduf declivifrons (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Abudefduf declivifrons
[Mexican nightsergeant]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Abudefduf hoefleri (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Abudefduf hoefleri
[African sergeant]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Abudefduf lorenzi Hensley & Allen, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf lorenzi
[Black-tail sergeant]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Abudefduf luridus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Abudefduf luridus
[Canary damsel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Abudefduf margariteus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf margariteus
[Pearly sergeant]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Abudefduf natalensis Hensley & Randall, 1983

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf natalensis
[Natal sergeant]

Photo by Pillon, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Abudefduf notatus (Day, 1870)

Photo by Pillon, R.
 
Abudefduf notatus
[Yellowtail sergeant]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 22.9 cm TL
Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Abudefduf saxatilis
[Sergeant-major]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Abudefduf septemfasciatus (Cuvier, 1830)

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Abudefduf septemfasciatus
[Banded sergeant]

Photo by First, D.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Abudefduf sexfasciatus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by First, D.
 
Abudefduf sexfasciatus
[Scissortail sergeant]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Abudefduf sordidus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf sordidus
[Blackspot sergeant]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Abudefduf sparoides (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Abudefduf sparoides
[False-eye sergeant]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Abudefduf taurus (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Abudefduf taurus
[Night sergeant]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Abudefduf troschelii (Gill, 1862)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Abudefduf troschelii
[Panamic sergeant major]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Abudefduf vaigiensis
[Indo-Pacific sergeant]

Photo by Kochzius, M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Abudefduf whitleyi Allen & Robertson, 1974

Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Abudefduf whitleyi
[Whitley's sergeant]
20 Species of Family Pomacentridae with Genus Abudefduf
(Damselfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1825 Abudefduf abdominalis Green damselfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1787 Abudefduf bengalensis Bengal sergeant Western Pacific 17 TL
1862 Abudefduf concolor Eastern Pacific 19 TL
1999 Abudefduf conformis Eastern Central Pacific 13.1 SL
1862 Abudefduf declivifrons Mexican nightsergeant Eastern Pacific 18 SL
1881 Abudefduf hoefleri African sergeant Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1977 Abudefduf lorenzi Black-tail sergeant Western Central Pacific 18 TL
1830 Abudefduf luridus Canary damsel Eastern Atlantic 15 TL
1830 Abudefduf margariteus Pearly sergeant Western Indian Ocean 16 SL
1983 Abudefduf natalensis Natal sergeant Western Indian Ocean 17 TL
1870 Abudefduf notatus Yellowtail sergeant Indo-West Pacific 17 TL
1758 Abudefduf saxatilis Sergeant-major Atlantic Ocean 22.9 TL
1830 Abudefduf septemfasciatus Banded sergeant Indo-Pacific 23 TL
1801 Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scissortail sergeant Indo-Pacific 19 TL
1775 Abudefduf sordidus Blackspot sergeant Indo-Pacific 24 TL
1825 Abudefduf sparoides False-eye sergeant Western Indian Ocean 16 TL
1848 Abudefduf taurus Night sergeant Western Atlantic 25 TL
1862 Abudefduf troschelii Panamic sergeant major Eastern Pacific 20 TL
1825 Abudefduf vaigiensis Indo-Pacific sergeant Indo-Pacific 20 TL
1974 Abudefduf whitleyi Whitley's sergeant Western Pacific 14 SL



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