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Sergeant Major

Abudefduf saxatilis


Medium sized member of the Damselfish clan. 4-6" (15cm) long, disc shaped silver body with 5 vertical black stripes and a bright yellow dorsal area running along the top third of the body.


Found here on the edge of mangroves just outside the root zone and under a jetty in the Bocas Del Toro area in Panama.


Like most of this family, these fish were both inquisitive and quite feisty in protecting their territory. A lot of fun to swim with and photograph. These images were taken as movie stills.

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triggsturner 2 years ago

Thank you Neil. I loved these guys. I agree fish really are amazing creatures. Thanks again for the support. Rob

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Great spotting, Rob. Fish are quite amazing, particularly the inquisitive and feisty one. This one is beautiful :)

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Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama

Spotted on Apr 8, 2018
Submitted on Jun 10, 2018

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