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Premnas biaculeatus (spinedcheek anemonefish; spinedcheeked anemonefish; Tomato clownfish; Spine-cheek clownfish; Spinecheek clown; Spine-cheek anemonefish; Spinecheek anemonefish; Maroon clownfish; Gold stripe clown; Damselfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Premnas biaculeatus, commonly known as spine-cheeked anemonefish or the maroon clownfish, is a species of anemonefish that is found in the Indo-Pacific from western Indonesia to Taiwan and the Great Barrier Reef. They can grow up to be about 17 centimetres (6.7 in). 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. The fish's natu
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Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal
Diet [1]  Carnivore



Macrodactyla doreensis (Long tentacle anemone)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Andaman Sea; Australia; Bay of Bengal; Calamianes Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Fiji Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Gulf of Thailand; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indo-West Pacific: Indo-Australian Archipelago including India, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Australia (northern Queensland).; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Kimbe Bay; Malaysia; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Myanmar; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Ragay Gulf; San Miguel Bay; Solomon Islands; South China Sea; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Tawi tawi Bay; Tayabas Bay; Thailand; Vanuatu; Viet Nam;

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
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