Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pomacentridae > Amphiprion > Amphiprion perideraion

Amphiprion perideraion (White-maned anemonefish; Whitebanded anemonefish; Salmon clownfish; Pink skunk clown; Pink anemonefish; False skunk-striped anemonefish; False skunkstriped anemonefish; False skunk striped clown; Clown fish; Pink skunk anemonefish)

Language: Danish; Fijian; Gela; Japanese; Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Samoan; Swedish; Tagalog

Wikipedia Abstract

Amphiprion perideraion also known as the pink skunk clownfish or pink anemonefish, is a species of anemonefish from the skunk complex that is widespread from northern Australia through the Malay Archipelago and Melanesia. 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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Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal
Diet [1]  Omnivore, Planktivore

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    


Prey / Diet

Schizothrix mexicana[2]


Heteractis crispa (Sebae anemone)[3]
Heteractis magnifica (Magnificent sea anemone)[3]
Macrodactyla doreensis (Long tentacle anemone)[3]
Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant carpet anemone)[3]


Parasitized by 
Derogenes pearsoni[4]
Hysterolecitha nahaensis[5]
Mitotrema anthostomatum[5]
Schikhobalotrema pomacentri[5]
Thulinia microrchis[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


American Samoa; Australia; Calamianes Islands; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Davao Gulf; Fiji Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; Gulf of Thailand; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Kimbe Bay; Kiribati; Kuroshio Current; Lingayen Gulf; Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Ragay Gulf; Ryukyu Islands; Samoa; Sogod Bay; Solomon Islands; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tawi tawi Bay; Tayabas Bay; Thailand; Tonga; Tubbataha Reefs; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand and Cocos-Keeling in the eastern Indian Ocean to Samoa and Tonga (Ref. 53797), north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef, and New Caledonia. ; Yellow Sea;

External References



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
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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