Abudefduf notatus (Yellowtail sergeant)


(Dark) grey with 5 narrow, vertical white bars (one is on the tail base), and a yellow tail. Usually in schools, but sometimes solitary.


Unassessed by the IUCN Red list, a less common species of sergeant in the Indo-Pacific.


Indo-Pacific; from the Eastern coast of Africa to Papua New Guinea and up to Japan. They prefer sheltered upper sections of drop-offs and rocky inshore reefs with moderate to strong wave action, in a depth range of 1-12 meters.


Oviparous breeding and distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are sticky and attached to the substrate. The males guard and aerate the eggs.


Up to 15cm.

Prey / Predation

They feed primarily on benthic algae.

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