Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scissortail sergeant
Abudefduf sexfasciatusis commonly referred to as Scissortail sergeant. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 600 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
- Abudefduf sexfasciatus
- Scissortail Sergeant
- Family tree:
- Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Abudefduf (Genus) > sexfasciatus (Species)
- Initial determination:
- (Lacepède, ), 1801
- Hong Kong, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Austral Islands, Australia, Bali, Cambodia, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, Corea, East Africa, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Egypt, Fiji, Flores, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Komodo (Komodo Island), Lesser Sunda Islands, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Norfolk Island, Northern Territory (Australia), Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Togean Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Australia, Western Pacific Ocean
- Sea depth:
- 1 - 20 Meter
- up to 5.51" (14 cm)
- 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C)
- Algae, Brine Shrimps, Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis, Zooplankton
- 131.99 gal (~ 600L)
- Not available as offspring
- Toxic hazard unknown
- Not evaluated
- Red List:
- Least concern (LC)
- Related species at
Catalog of Life:
- Meerwasser-Lexikon Team
- 2005-01-15 10:39:22
- 2020-04-11 23:16:30
Smaller aggregations of the scissortail sergeant inhabit the upper reef regions, they can also be found in lagoons and on outer reef slopes.
Readily accepts frozen food as well as flakes. Feeding should, however, include algae, since these are part of its natural diet.
May be kept in groups of 4 to six individuals, however this requires large swimming space since adults reach a length of 14 cm.
Abudefduf coelestinus (Cuvier, 1830)
Glyphisodon coelestinus Cuvier, 1830
Labrus sexfasciatus Lacepède, 1801
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Pomacentrinae (Subfamily) > Abudefduf (Genus)
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