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Sergeant Major

Abudefduf saxatilis


Body laterally flattened, oval in profile, upper body usually yellow, occasionally with shades of green to blue, and white to bluish silver or light gray below. Body with five black body bars. The upper lip does not overhang the lower one. Juveniles with a yellow upper body and dorsal fin, silvery below. Body with five body bars. Size up to 23 cm.


The Indians are an uninhabited small archipelago of islets in the British Virgin Islandsin the Caribbean. They are west of the small British Pelican Island and east of the small US Flanagan Island. They are located south of larger British Tortola Island and east of the large US Saint John Island. They were so named because from a distance they were though to resemble a Native American chief's head dress. The Indians are also the second most popular dive site in the British Virgin Islands after the wreck of the RMS Rhone. The shallower side of the Indians are also a popular snorkellingsite, as boats can anchor in the lee of Pelican Island.

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British Virgin Islands

Spotted on Mar 19, 2015
Submitted on Jun 14, 2015

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