Green Damselfish (Abudefduf abdominalis)

Also known as Banded Damselfish, Hawaiian Sergeant, Hawaiian Sergeant Damselfish, Hawaiian Sergeant Major, Hawaiian Sergeantfish, Sergeant, Sergeant Major

Description

Also known as Banded Damselfish, Hawaiian Sergeant, Hawaiian Sergeant Damselfish, Hawaiian Sergeant Major, Hawaiian Sergeantfish, Sergeant, Sergeant Major.

Found in schools over rocky bottoms in quiet pools of in-shore and off-shore reefs.
They feed on algae and zooplankton.
Juveniles often found in surge pools.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-50cm
Widespread Eastern Central Pacific

Damselfish are egg layers.
First they clear a site ready for a nest, then engage in a mating dance with rapid swimming and fin movements, during this time the males will often turn a shade or two darker and may display white blotches. Spawning occurs at dawn. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Abudefduf-abdominalis.html

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