Pink skunk clownfish

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Pink skunk clownfish
Skunk anemonefish.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae
Genus: Amphiprion
Species: A. perideraion
Binomial name
Amphiprion perideraion
Bleeker, 1855

The pink skunk clownfish or pink anemonefish, Amphiprion perideraion, is a skunk clownfish found from Tonga and the Great Barrier Reef in the west Pacific Ocean ,the Cocos and Christmas Islands[1] in the eastern Indian Ocean and the Indo-Australian Archipelago.[2] It inhabits reef lagoons and outer reef slopes, and lives amongst sea anemones for protection.[3] It is known to be one of the smaller clownfish.

Behavior with other fish in the wild includes sharing its host with Amphiprion akallopisos.[2] It has successfully been bred in an aquarium.[2]

Description[edit]

Generally, females grow to a length of 4 cm, while males grow to a length of 6 to 7 cm.[2] The species is a protandeous hermaphrodite, so the largest male of a group will become female.[2]

Diet[edit]

The fish feeds on macro-algae, diatoms, tunicates, copepods, benthic worms, and other creatures in the wild.[2] In an aquarium, hobbyists have fed the species brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, chopped shellfish, and dried algae.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry at Animal-world
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Tristan Lougher (2006). What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Marine Fish. Interpet Publishing. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-84286-118-9. 
  3. ^ Bray, Dianne. "Pink Anemonefish, Amphiprion perideraion". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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