Amphiprion akallopisos   Bleeker,  1853 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Adams, M.J.

Size: 11.0 cm SL

Color: Overall color is orange, with a thin white stripe (very narrow) running along the back from top of the head to caudal peduncle.

Dorsal spines (total): 8-9, Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 12-14.

Benthic spawner, external fertilization, guarder of eggs. They are protandrous hermaphrodites. Each pair is monogamous. Each anemone with a large female, a smaller functional male and several stunted juveniles, with the removal of the female, the male changes sex and the largest of the juveniles develops into a functional male.

Associated with the anemones: Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla gigantea and Stichodactyla mertensii.

May be reared in captivity.

Synonym (s)
Phalerebus akallopisos (Bleeker, 1853)
(Senior synonym)
Amphiprion akallopisus Bleeker, 1853

Common Name (s)
• Skunk Clownfish (English)
• Skunk Anemonefish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
Cultured:  Unknown

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Planktonic invertebrates, benthic algae/weeds


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • James, C; O'Farrell, S; Hamylton, S; Ingwersen, C and Walker, R The coral reef resources of Mu Ko Surin national park, Thailand Coral Cay Conservation Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Madhu, R and Madhu, K (2007) Occurrence of anemonefishes and host sea anemones in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 49(2) 118-126 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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