Amphiprion ocellaris   Cuvier,  1830 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae

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Description
Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Easily identified by the orange color and three white bands, the middle one widening forward to the head centrally.

Caudal fin rounded. Dorsal spines (total): 10-11, Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-17, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 11-13.

Protandrous hermaphrodites, distinct pair is monogamous, benthic spawner, length at sex change: 4.4 cm TL. External fertilization, guarders of eggs.

It has been reared in captivity. It has reached an age of 12 years in captivity.

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


Synonym (s)
Amphiprion bicolor Castelnau, 1873
(Junior synonym)
Amphiprion melanurus Cuvier, 1830
(Junior synonym)
Amphiprion ocellaris Cuvier, 1830
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• False Clown Anemonefish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)
Cultured:  Unknown

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Amphipods, benthic copepods, shrimps/prawns, debris, other planktonic invertebrates, benthic algae/weeds, planktonic copepods

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ariel Bay INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mohanpur INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bacon Bay INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat Bay INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wandoor INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Bay INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Marine Hill INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Coriyaghat INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nelson, JS; Phang, VPE and Chou, LM (1996) Survival and growth rates of the anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris: a transfer experiment Journal of Fish Biology 48 (6) 1130-1138 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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