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  Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos)





Barrier Reef Anemonefish | Amphiprion akindynos photo
Barrier Reef Anemonefish

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FISH FACTS

Description
The Barrier Reef Anemonefish is brown with two black-edged white bars. The first bar crosses the head. The second bar crosses the body at the middle of the dorsal fin. The tail is white. Juveniles are brown with three white stripes.

Size
to 11cm long

Habitat
shallow lagoons to deep outer reef. Lives in water from 1m to 25 m deep.

Food
feeds on algae and zooplankton.

Breeding
The eggs are incubated for six or seven days after spawning. Both parents care for the eggs, with male taking the leading role.

Range
tropical marine waters of the south-western Pacific. In Australia it is found the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland to northern New South Wales.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae
Genus:Amphiprion
Species:akindynos
Common Name:Barrier Reef Anemonefish

Relatives in same Genus
  Orange-fin Anemonefish (A. chrysopterus)
  Clark's Anemonefish (A. clarkii)
  Red and Black Anemonefish (A. melanopus)
  False-Clown Anemonefish (A. ocellaris)
  Clown Anemonefish (Clownfish) (A. percula)
  Pink Anemonefish (A. perideraion)