Tag: Black-Spot Sergeant Major Damselfish (Abudefduf sordidus)

The Black-Spot Damselfish (Abudefduf sordidus) is one of the less common members of the Pomatentridae family found in local waters.

It tends to be found in a shallow water around inshore reef areas and is easily identified by its overall brownish/olive colour with 6-7 pale, narrow vertical bars, distinctive black spot on the top edge of the caudal peduncle and small dark spots on the area above the eyes.

This species grows to over 20cm, in length, is highly territorial and has an omnivorous diet consisting of algae, crustaceans and other small invertebrates.

The Black-Spot Damselfish (Abudefduf sordidus) is one of the less common members of the Pomatentridae family found in local waters.

It tends to be found in a shallow water around inshore reef areas and is easily identified by its overall brownish/olive colour with 6-7 pale, narrow vertical bars, distinctive black spot on the top edge of the caudal peduncle and small dark spots on the area above the eyes.

This species grows to over 20cm, in length, is highly territorial and has an omnivorous diet consisting of algae, crustaceans and other small invertebrates.

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Black-Spot Sergeant Major Damselfish (Abudefduf Sordidus)

This photograph of a Black-Spot Sergeant Major Damselfish (Abudefduf Sordidus) in the shallows at Sail Rock clearly shows the main distinguishing features of the species ie.