DAMSELFISH
POMACENTRIDAE
Night Sergeant
Abudefduf taurus
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
R up to 25 Veg (Cru) Ter F
Description:
Adult: Body laterally flattened, discoid in profile, upper body usually
tawny yellow above and paler below with 5/ 6 dark brown vertical bars. Possibly a further bar on terminal caudal peduncle.

Ecology
Prefer high energy rocks or limestone shorelines  in regions with surf (cf Sergeant Major). Feed mainly on algae but adults also consume Zoanthus and hydroids while juveniles also feed on copepods

Life Cycle:
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs
Night Sergeant
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Night Sergeant