Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pomacentridae > Amphiprion > Amphiprion polymnus
 

Amphiprion polymnus (yellowfinned anemonefish; Brownsaddle clownfish; Panda clownfish; Saddle back clown; Saddleback anemonefish; Saddleback clownfish; White-tipped anemonefish; Yellow-finned anemone-fish; Clown fish)

Synonyms: Amphiprion bifasciatus; Amphiprion bifasciatus annamensis; Amphiprion intermedius; Amphiprion laticlavius; Amphiprion polynemus; Amphiprion trifasciatus; Anthias bifasciatus; Lutjanus jourdin; Paramphiprion hainanensis; Perca polymna; Sciaena unimaculata
Language: Danish; Japanese; Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Vietnamese

Wikipedia Abstract

Amphiprion polymnus, also known as the saddleback clownfish or yellowfin anemonefish, is a black and white species of anemonefish with a distinctive saddle. Like all anemonefishes it forms a symbiotic mutualism with sea anemones and is unaffected by the stinging tentacles of the host anemone. It is a sequential hermaphrodite with a strict sized based dominance hierarchy: the female is largest, the breeding male is second largest, and the male non-breeders get progressively smaller as the hierarchy descends. They exhibit protandry, meaning the breeding male will change to female if the sole breeding female dies, with the largest non-breeder becomes the breeding male.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  

Ecosystems

Providers

Shelter 
Heteractis crispa (Sebae anemone)[1]
Stichodactyla haddoni (Green saddle anemone)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Staten Island Zoo
Tallinn Zoo
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.

Distribution

Australia; Calamianes Islands; China; Gulf of Thailand; Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Kimbe Bay; Malaysia; Milne Bay; Mozambique; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Ryukyu Islands; Solomon Islands; South China Sea; Taiwan; Thailand; Viet Nam; Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, China, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia (Northern Territory, Gulf of Carpentaria), New Guinea, New Britain, and Solomon Islands (Ref. 7247). Recorded from Singapore (Ref. 85309).; Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, China, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia (Northern Territory, Gulf of Carpentaria), New Guinea, New Britain, and Solomon Islands.; Yellow Sea;

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