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Amphiprion percula (clown fish; orange clown fish; Orange clownfish; Orange anemonefish; Eastern clownfish; Clownfish; Eastern clown anemonefish; Clown anemonefish; Blackfinned clownfish; Damselfish; Puller; Demoiselle; Anemone fish)

Synonyms: Actinicola percula; Amphiprion tunicatus; Lutjanus percula
Language: Cebuano; Danish; Davawenyo; Gela; German; Kagayanen; Makassarese; Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Tagalog; Visayan; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

The orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) is widely known as a popular aquarium fish. Like other clownfishes (also known as anemonefishes), it often lives in association with sea anemones. A. percula is associated specifically with Heteractis magnifica and Stichodactyla gigantea, and as larva use chemical cues released from the anemones to identify and locate the appropriate host species to use them for shelter and protection. This causes preferential selection when finding their anemone host species. Although popular, maintaining this species in captivity is rather complex. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority regulates the number of collection permits that are issued to aquarium fish dealers who seek this, and other tropical fish within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.The symb
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal
Diet [1]  Planktivore

Ecosystems

Providers

Shelter 
Heteractis crispa (Sebae anemone)[2]
Heteractis magnifica (Magnificent sea anemone)[2]
Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant carpet anemone)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

Admiralty Islands; Australia; China; Coral Sea and GBR; Davao Gulf; Great Barrier Reef; Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Kimbe Bay; Milne Bay; Northeast Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Panguil Bay; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Sogod Bay; Solomon Islands; Sorsogon Bay; South China Sea; Tawi tawi Bay; Tayabas Bay; Thailand; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Western Pacific: Queensland and Melanesia including northern Great Barrier Reef, northern New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Not known from New Caledonia and the Fiji Islands, although Fowler (1959) recorded it from the latter area. ; Western Pacific: Queensland and Melanesia including northern Great Barrier Reef, northern New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Not known from New Caledonia and the Fiji Islands, although Fowler (1959) recorded it from the latter area. Often confused with <i>Amphiprion ocellaris</i>.;

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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 animaldiversity.org
2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
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