Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pomacentridae > Abudefduf > Abudefduf sexfasciatus

Abudefduf sexfasciatus (striptailed damselfish; Stripe-tailed damsel-fish; Stripetailed damselfish; Stripetail damsel; Six-barred sergeant-major; Six-banded sergeant-major; Sergeant major; Sergeants; Scissor-tail sergeant; Scissortail sergeant; Damselfish; Demoiselle; Sergeant-major)

Synonyms: Abudefduf coelestinus; Glyphidodon caelestinus; Glyphisodon coelestinus; Labrus sexfasciatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The scissortail sergeant or striptailed damselfish (Abudefduf sexfasciatus, family Pomacentridae) is a large damselfish. It earns its name from the black-striped tail and sides, which are reminiscent of the insignia of a military Sergeant, being similar to those of the Sergeant Major damselfish. It grows to a length of about 16 centimetres (6.3 in). Scissortail sergeants live on coral reefs at depths of up to 15 metres (49 ft) in tropical reaches, often living in a group surrounding a single head of coral. They are found on reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia


External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0