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Amphiprion akindynos (Barrier reef anemonefish; Brown anemonefish; Guarded anemone fish; Two-banded anemonefish)

Language: Danish; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Amphiprion akindynos, the Barrier Reef anemonefish is a species of anemonefish that is principally found in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, but also in nearby locations in the Western Pacific. The species name 'akindynos' is Greek, meaning 'safe' or 'without danger' in reference to the safety afforded amongst the tentacles of its host anemone. 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
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Water Biome [1]  Reef
Diet [1]  Carnivore, Planktivore

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
London Aquarium
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Randers Regnskov
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Zoological Society of London


Australia; Coral Sea and GBR; Great Barrier Reef; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Western; New Caledonia; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Tonga; Tubbataha Reefs; Viet Nam; Western Pacific: eastern Australia (Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, northern New South Wales), New Caledonia, and Loyalty Islands. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).;

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
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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