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 in the west Pacific Ocean. It is known to be one of the smaller clownfish. They can be found off the Cocos and Christmas Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean, and the Indo-Australian Archipelago.[1] They may also be found in Tonga and the Great Barrier Reef.[2]

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. 

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