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Scissortail sergeant

Abudefduf sexfasciatus

(Image credit: Gerry Allen, WAM)

This fish has five dark vertical bars on pale body and a black streak at top and bottom of its tail fin.

Length: Up to 22 cm

Habitat

Coral and weedy reefs; 1-20 m depth

Log it

In Western Australia, log this species south of Rottnest Island

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised Ed. (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Allen, GR (2009) Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia Western Australian Museum.

Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Hutchins, B & Swainston, R (1999) Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Swainston Publishing

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Number of sightings 1

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