Bengal Sergeant (species: Abudefduf bengalensis) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Abudefduf bengalensis
Bengal Sergeant


©Andy Lewis: Abudefduf bengalensis

©Anne Hoggett: Bengal Sergeant at the Turtle Group

©Lyle Vail: Abudefduf bengalensis near Turtle Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Abudefduf
Species Abudefduf bengalensis

Colours

              

Distinguishing features

This is the only species of Abudefduf with rounded tail lobes (Allen et al, 2003).

Size

  • Up to 17 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Burger, M.A.A. and R.D. Adlard (2011). Low host specificity in the Kudoidae (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida) including seventeen new host records for Kudoa thalassomi. Folia Parasitologica, 58: 1-16. LIRS catalog number 1389.
  • Cooper, W.J., L.L. Smith and M.W. Westneat (2009). Exploring the radiation of a diverse reef fish family: Phylogenetics of the damselfishes (Pomacentridae), with new classifications based on molecular analyses of all genera, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52: 1-16. LIRS catalog number 1221.
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