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  Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion)





Pink Anemonefish | Amphiprion perideraion photo
Pink Anemonefish photographed at the Underwater World aquarium, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.

Pink Anemonefish | Amphiprion perideraion photo
Pink Anemonefish photographed at the Underwater World aquarium, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



PINK ANEMONEFISH FACTS

Description
The Pink Anemonefish is pink or pale orange colour with white band down each side behind the head and a white stripe down the back. It has a white tail. It is found in depths from 3m to 30m.

Size
to 10cm

Habitat
The Pink Anemonefish inhabits coral reefs on slopes or in lagoons. It is usually associated with the anemone Heteractis magnifica

Food
feeds on algae and zooplankton.

Range
Western Central Pacific, from the Philippine Islands, north to Japan, throughout Micronesia, south to Australia. In Australia it is found from north-western coast of Western Australia to the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae
Genus:Amphiprion
Species:perideraion
Common Name:Pink Anemonefish

Relatives in same Genus
  Barrier Reef Anemonefish (A. akindynos)
  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)