Night Sergeant (Abudefduf taurus)

Also known as Dovetail, Pilotfish, Rock Sergeant, Sergeant, Sergeant Major

Description

Also known as Dovetail, Pilotfish, Rock Sergeant, Sergeant, Sergeant Major.

Found under rocky ledges and in tide pools over very shallow, wave swept areas of rocky inshore reefs.
They come out to feed on algae, hydroids and zoanthus.
Very shy.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 1-5m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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-taurus

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