Abudefduf notatus

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Abudefduf notatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Pomacentridae
Genus: Abudefduf
A. notatus
Binomial name
Abudefduf notatus
(Day, 1870)[2]
  • Glyphidodon notatus Day, 1870
  • Abudefduf clarki Snyder, 1911
  • Indoglyphidodon abbotti Fowler, 1944
  • Chrysiptera paucifasciata Fowler, 1946

The yellowtail sergeant (Abudefduf notatus) is a species of damselfish in the family Pomacentridae. They are found in the Indo-Pacific. It can grow up to a maximum length of 17 centimetres (6.7 in).

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species of damselfish is found in the Indo-Pacific. In the Indian Ocean, they are found in the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, eastern Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, the Andaman Sea, Indonesia, and Australia.[4] In the Pacific Ocean, they are found in the Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, the Great Barrier Reef around Australia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, New Caledonia, and Pacific islands in the western Pacific Ocean.[4] People encounter this fish in depths of 1 to 12 metres (3.3 to 39.4 ft).[4] Adults live in coral reefs and lagoons while juveniles are found in the open sea.[4]


This fish can grow up to a maximum length of up to 17 centimetres (6.7 in).[4] It is gray with 5 vertical black bands. The cadual fin of this fish is yellow. This fish has 13 dorsal spines, 13 to 14 dorsal soft rays, 2 anal spines, and 13 to 14 anal soft rays.[4]



This fish forms roving aggregations.[4]

In the aquarium[edit]

This fish is found in the aquarium trade.


  1. ^ Jenkins, A.; Carpenter, K.E.; Allen, G. & Yeeting, B. (2017). "Abudefduf notatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T188537A1889540. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T188537A1889540.en.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Glyphidodon notatus". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Synonyms of Abudefduf notatus (Day, 1870)". FishBase. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Abudefduf notatus" in FishBase. December 2014 version.

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