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Indo-Pacific sergeant

Abudefduf vaigiensis

(Image credit: Antonia Cooper)

The Indo-Pacific sergeant has a yellow back and five dark vertical bars on a pale body, but no streaks on tail fin (like Abudefduf sexfasciatus - which it often schools with).

Length: Up to 22 cm


Coral, rocky and weedy reefs; 1-15 m depth

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Log it in Western Australia when you see it 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 2

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