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Related to anemonefishes: Amphiprion percula

a·nem·o·ne·fish

 (ə-nĕm′ə-nē-fĭsh′)
n. pl. anemonefish or a·nem·o·ne·fish·es
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Ontogenetic and interspecific variation in the protection of anemonefishes from sea anemones.
Little is known about the long-term growth rates of anemonefishes in the field, in part because these fish are negatively impacted by standard catch and re-capture methods (11-13), hence there is a need to develop a non-intrusive method to identify them and measure their body sizes.
Furthermore, host anemones beneft from the presence of anemonefishes as they are aggressive against specialized anemone predators such as chaetodontids, and attack them more than they do non-predatory fishes in close vicinity (15).
The purpose of the present study was to assess the three methods of measuring small marine fishes including anemonefishes, using inexpensive techniques in the laboratory and the field.
The territorial behavior of anemonefishes toward their refections in mirrors causes them to closely approach mirrors and swim parallel to their own images, which greatly assists with video collection (8).
Some anemonefishes can be distinguished individually by their color patterns and relative body sizes, thus video images potentially can be used for individual identification.
The three species generally differ from other anemonefishes in having an overall pale colouration, lack of white bars on the head and body, and a whitish mid-dorsal stripe on the forehead region that extends along the base of the dorsal fin.
Anemonefishes are conspicous, often photographed elements of the reef fish fauna, and their distribution has been well documented in both popular and scientific media.
The Anemonefishes, their Classification and Biology.
Field guide to anemonefishes and their host sea anemones, Western Australian Museum, Perth, 160 pp.
Divers, amateur reef naturalists and other neo-pros will find Damselfishes and Anemonefishes packed with specific details and plenty of tips on how to successfully keep healthy aquariums.
Representing four common genera, all had larval durations typical of many species towards the lower end of dispersal potential (20-25 d); anemonefishes are assumed to have the shortest larval durations of all reef fishes, although there is some dispute about their normal age at settlement (cf.