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Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major; Sergeantmajor; Sergeant major; Sargeant major; Pilotfish; Five finger; Damsel fish)

Synonyms: Abudefduf ascensionis; Abudefduf marginatus; Abudefduf saxiatilis; Abudefduf sexatilis; Apogon quinquevittatus; Chaetodon marginatus; Chaetodon mauritii; Chaetodon sargoides; Chaetodon saxatilis; Glyphidodon saxatilis; Glyphisodon biniar; Glyphisodon moucharra
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Wikipedia Abstract

The sergeant major or píntano (Abudefduf saxatilis) is a species of damselfish. It grows to a maximum length of about 22.9 centimetres (9.0 in).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve 123722 Viet Nam  
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia

Prey / Diet

Abylopsis tetragona[1]
Acartia lilljeborgi[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Aegires ortizi[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Dioithona oculata[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Distioculus minor[2]
Ditrichocorycaeus amazonicus[1]
Ditrichocorycaeus americanus[2]
Elysia crispata (lettuce slug)[2]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[2]
Farranula gracilis[3]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[1]
Isaurus tuberculatus[1]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Microsetella norvegica[2]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Monoplex macrodon (hairy triton)[1]
Mysidium columbiae[1]
Naria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Oikopleura dioica[1]
Oikopleura longicauda[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Palythoa mammillosa (knobby zoanthid)[1]
Palythoa variabilis (Brown colonial anemone)[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Parazoanthus swiftii (Brown colonial anemone)[1]
Parvocalanus crassirostris[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Scolecithrix danae[2]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]
Umimayanthus parasiticus (Yellow colonial anemone)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]
Urocorycaeus lautus[3]
Zoanthus pulchellus (Mat anemone)[1]
Zoanthus sociatus (Green sea mat)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abudefduf taurus (Pilotfish)1
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)1
Anchoa mitchilli (Bay anchovy)1
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)1
Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish)1
Caranx crysos (Yellow tail cavalli)2
Chaetodon capistratus (School mistress)1
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)1
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)2
Halichoeres maculipinna (Slippery okra)1
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)1
Membras martinica (Rough silverside)1
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)1
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)1
Parexocoetus brachypterus (Two-winged flying-fish)1
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Pot cover)1
Pomacanthus paru (French angelfish)1
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)1
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)2
Stephanolepis hispidus (Triggerfish)1
Xyrichtys splendens (Green Razorfish)1

Predators

Caranx ruber (Bar jack)[1]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)[2]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[1]
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)[2]
Plectropomus leopardus (bluedotted coraltrout)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[1]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[1]
Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Deretrema fusillus[4]
Genolinea magnasacca <Unverified Name>[4]
Genolinea noblei[4]
Lecithochirium floridense[4]
Lecithochirium monticellii[4]
Neotheletrum gravidum[4]
Neotheletrum magnasaccum[4]
Opegaster acuta[4]
Parahemiurus merus[4]
Schikhobalotrema acutum[4]
Schikhobalotrema adacutum[4]
Schikhobalotrema bivesiculum[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
London Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Odense Zoologiske Have
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Randers Regnskov
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rotterdam Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Staten Island Zoo
Universeum Science Center
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr
Wonders of Wildlife Museum

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Rhode Island, USA to Uruguay in the western Atlantic, abundant on Caribbean reefs; around islands of the mid-Atlantic, Cape Verde, and along the tropical coast of western Africa south to Angola. This species is strictly an Atlantic species. It is replaced in the Indo-Pacific region by the closely related <i>Abudefduf vaigiensis</i> (G. Allen, pers. comm.).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND DIETS OF FISHES ASSOCIATED WITH PELAGIC SARGASSUM AND OPEN-WATER HABITATS OFF NORTH CAROLINA, Tara L. Casazza, Thesis, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2008
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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