• EnglishName: Seven-banded sergeant-major
  • Local Name : Gui burandha
  • Size : Max. 16 cm
  • Order : Perciformes
  • Distinctive Characters: Dorsal fin with 13 spines and 12-14 rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 11-13 rays. Pectoral rays 17-19. Body depth 1.7-1.9 in standard length. Body compressed with large scales. Operculum and preoperculum scaled. Opercles not serrated. Lateral line not continuous.
  • Colour: Yellowish brown with dark cross bands. Spinous dorsal fin with dark edges. Pectoral fin pale with a black spot at the base. Caudal and pelvic fin greyish.
    Habitat and Biology: Inhabits rocky shores exposed to wave action and shallow reefs up to about 3 m. Feeds mainly on algae.
  • Distribution: Indo-Pacific.
  • Remarks: Abudefduf septemfasciatus is similar to A. sordidus (next page), but the former lacks the black
    spot on top of caudal fin base. The scientific name refers to the seven stripes on the body.
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