Aquarium Species of Note in the Genus Abudefduf:
Of the twenty valid species, only a few Abudefduf make their way
into the aquarium trade. Below are the most commonly offered.
|Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus 1758), the
Sergeant Major. Both Atlantic coasts to cooler waters. To six
inches in length. This one from the Bahamas. Very similar to the
Indo-west Pacific Abudefduf vaigensis, discerned by its
further back fourth black body bar.
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