Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sergeant Major (Fish)

The sergeant major or pintano is a species of damselfish that is white with five black vertical stripes and a yellow top. Adult males are more bluish and have less visible stripes and a dark spot around the pectoral fin. They are usually about six inches long but can get as large as 9 inches long. 
We saw lots of them in Carlisle Bay off the island of Barbados. 

When our guide put food in the water the sergeant majors swarmed very, very thickly. 


  1. Swimming with these guys is like swimming in an aquarium.

  2. They were so thick it was hard to avoid touching them.