Australian Fish

Bengal Sergeant

Bengal Sergeant -

Abudefduf bengalensis

Other Names: Bengal Sergeant-major, Narrow-banded Sergeant Major, Palmer's Damsel-fish.

Family: Pomacentridae, the damselfish and clownfish family.

Size: To 17 cm

Distribution: Around the coasts of most of Australia except for the southern waters of WA, SA, Vic, and not around TAS. West to Pakistan, north to Japan.

Habitat: Rocky shorelines close to shore.

References: Edgar, Stuart-Smith et. al, Fishes of Australia.

About the Bengal Sergeant

Pale grey body with seven thinnish black vertical stripes.

Danger: They can bite scuba divers when in breeding season protecting their young, though their bites are not severely dangerous. You can read more about this here.

Bengal Sergeant - Abudefduf bengalensis
Photo taken at
Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, NSW, Australia. High Resolution 2901 x 2012.

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Frogs
Australian Spiders and Their Faces

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