Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in quiet waters with rocky bottoms in inshore and offshore reefs; juveniles sometimes found in surge pools (Ref. 205). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Adults form school. Feed on a variety of algae and zooplankton. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Used as food by the Hawaiians (Ref. 7364).
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Distribution

Eastern Central Pacific: Midway Islands (Ref. 7247) and Hawaii southward to central Polynesia.
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Central Pacific: Johnston Atoll and Hawaiian Islands.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 15; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 13 - 15
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Size

Maximum size: 300 mm NG
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Max. size

30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
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Diagnostic Description

Similar to A. bengalensis but has fewer vertical stripes, a black blotch on the posterior base of the dorsal and anal fins, and pointed caudal fin lobes.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 9710)
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Depth: 1 - 50m.
From 1 to 50 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Forms loose aggregates. Feeds mainly on copepods but a significant amount of algae is ingested (Ref. 3921).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205). Male guards and aerates eggs (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Abudefduf abdominalis

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Miyasaka, A. 1993 A database on scientific and common names of fishes exported from Hawaii. The information was derived from the above mentioned database. A printout of the names is also available from the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Ref. 5358)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5358&speccode=4306 External link.
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Wikipedia

Banded damselfish

The Banded damselfish, Abudefduf abdominalis, is a non-migratory fish of the family Pomacentridae, located in the Eastern Central Pacific. It can grow to a maximum length of 10.3cm. They tend to live in reef-associated environments. [1]

References

  1. ^ "FishBase". http://www.fishbase.us/summary/Dischistodus-darwiniensis.html. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
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