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|Heteractis magnifica with Amphiprion perideraion|
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Heteractis magnifica, also known by the common names magnificent sea anemone or Ritteri anemone, is a species of sea anemone found in the Indo-Pacific area; it can grow up to 1 m (3 ft) in diameter in the wild. It can be kept in aquaria, but is considered one of the most challenging species to keep healthy. H. magnifica consumes both vertebrates and invertebrates, including fish and crustaceans.
It is often found in association with anemonefish, or clownfish, such as the cinnamon clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus), Clark's anemonefish (A. clarkii), common clownfish (A. ocellaris), black-finned anemonefish (A. nigripes), true clownfish (A. percula), and the pink skunk clownfish (A. perideraion). Juvenile threespot dascyllus fish (Dascyllus trimaculatus) also commonly associate with this sea anemone.
In popular culture
Ocellaris clownfish nestled in H. magnifica
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