IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: night-sergeant (English), pintaño (Espanol), petaca (Espanol)
Abudefduf concolor (Gill, 1862)

Pacific night-sergeant

Body relatively deep, oblong, compressed; 1 pair of nostrils;  suborbital bone under eye fused to cheek, its lower border completely covered with scales; preopercle with smooth edge; mouth small, protrusible; teeth in single row, with notched or flat tips; gill rakers 20-25; a single continuous dorsal fin, XIII, 12-13; anal rays II, 10; pectoral rays 18-20; no projecting short spines at upper and lower base of tail fin; caudal fin forked; scales are moderately large and rough; body scaled, head largely scaled, as are the basal parts of the median fins; lateral line incomplete, ends under end of dorsal fin base; lateral-line scales 19-21.

Head golden brown; body grey with 4-5 relatively narrow whitish bars; most of body scales with narrow dark outline; narrow blackish bar or wedge-shaped mark on pectoral-fin base; lips whitish

Maximum size to 19 cm.

Inhabits rocky inshore reefs exposed to wave action.

Depth: 0-5 m.

El Salvador to Peru, including the Galapagos, Cocos and Malpelo.


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