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The Clownfishes, Damsels of the subfamily Amphiprionae, Part 3

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By Bob Fenner


Amphiprion latifasciatus Allen 1972, the Madagascar Anemonefish. Blackish brown body with two white bars, yellow snout, fins, belly. Caudal fin slightly forked. To five inches in length. Western Indian Ocean; Madagascar and Comoros. Found in the wild only in association with Stichodactyla mertensii.

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Amphiprion leucokranos Allen 1973, the Whitebonnet Anemonefish. To 9 cm. in length. Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Manus Islands, D'Entreceasteaux Islands, New Britain, and Solomon Islands. Likely a cross twixt A. chrysopterus and A. sandaracinos. Dallas World Aq. pic. http://fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=9207&genusname=Amphiprion&speciesname =leucokranos
Amphiprion mccullochi Whitley 1929, McCulloch's Anemonefish. Very dark body, white snout and tail. White bar on side of head isolated by dark area over head. Found only off eastern Australia around Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Photo courtesy of Ryan Dwyer.

Amphiprion ocellaris Cuvier 1830, the "False" Percula or Clown Anemonefish, or Ocellaris Clown. Indo-West Pacific; eastern Indian Ocean to Australia, to Philippines, to southern Japan. To a little over four inches maximum length. Bred in captivity including beautiful northwest Regular and Australian dark variety mid-juvenile and adult below. Orange overall (except for melanistic forms), with three broad continuous body bars with narrow black margins (vs. thick ones in A. percula).
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