Commonly referred to as Clownfish or Anemonefish.
Live in close association with one or more of 10 host species of sea anemones. They are protected from the anemones' stinging cells by their mucus which carries the anemones' chemical signature. This inhibits the stinging cells from firing and is acquired by the larvae during settlement at the anemones base. Are protandrous hermaphrodites (all mature as males then may reverse sex later). Female is the largest most dominant fish of each colony and her presence inhibits the sex reversal of the males. Feed primarily on zooplankton and filamentous algae..
- A. akallopisos - Skunk Clownfish
- A. akindynos - Barrier Reef Anemonefish
- A. allardi - Twobar Anemonefish
- A. bicinctus - Twoband Anemonefish
- A. chrysogaster - Mauritian Anemonefish
- A. chrysopterus - Yellow Fin Clownfish
- A. clarkii - Clarks Clownfish
- A. ephippium - Saddle Anemonefish
- A. frenatus - Tomato Clownfish
- A. fuscocaudatus - Seychelles Anemonefish
- A. latezonatus - Wide-band Anemonefish
- A. leucokranos - Whitebonnet Anemonefish
- A. mccullochi - Whitesnout Anemonefish
- A. melanopus - Fire Clownfish
- A. nigripes - Maldive Anemonefish
- A. ocellaris - Ocellaris Clownfish ("Nemo")
- A. omanensis - Oman Anemonefish
- A. perideraion - Pink Skunk Clownfish
- A. percula - Percula Clownfish (what "Nemo" actually is)
- A. polymnus - Saddleback Clownfish
- A. rubrocinctus - Red Anemonefish
- A. sandaracinos - Yellow Clownfish
- A. sebae - Sebae Anemonefish
- A. tricinctus - Maroon Clownfish
Barrier Reef Anemonefish
Pink Skunk Clownfish
(what "Nemo" actually is)
- Clownfish and Anemone Compatibility Guide - Reefs.org
- FAQs about the Clownfish Identification - WetWebMedia
- (Allen 1975): Allen, G., Damselfishes of the South Seas, Neptune City: Reigate, 1975.
- (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.