FIELD GUIDE TO ANEMONE FISHES AND THEIR HOST SEA ANEMONES

Dr. Daphne G. Fautin

California Academy of Sciences

University of Kansas

and

Dr. Gerald R. Allen

Western Australian Museum

© Western Australian Museum, 1992

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

Geographical and ecological distribution
How is this relationship possible
Other Symbionts
Scientific names and what they mean
How to use this guide

CHAPTER 1: SEA ANEMONES

Classification
Identification
Cryptodendrum adhaesivum
Entacmaea quadricolor
Heteractis aurora
Heteractis crispa
Heteractis magnifica
Heteractis malu
Macrodactyla doreensis
Stichodactyla gigantea
Stichodactyla haddoni
Stichodactyla mertensii

CHAPTER 2: ANEMONEFISHES

Classicication
Identification
Colour variation
Amphiprion akallopisos (Skunk Anemonefish)
Amphiprion akindynos (Barrier Reef Anemonefish)
Amphiprion allardi (Allard's Anemonefish)
Amphiprion bicinctus (Two-band Anemonefish)
Amphiprion chagosensis (Chagos Anemonefish)
Amphiprion chrysogaster (Mauritian Anemonefish)
Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orange-fin Anemonefish)
Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Anemonefish)
Amphiprion ephippium (Red Saddleback Anemonefish)
Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Anemonefish)
Amphiprion fuscocaudatus (Seychelles Anemonefish)
Amphiprion latezonatus (Wide-band Anemonefish)
Amphiprion latifasciatus (Madagascar Anemonefish)
Amphiprion leucokranos (White-Bonnet Anemonefish)
Amphiprion mccllochi (McCulloch's Anemonefish)
Amphiprion melanopus (Red and Black Anemonefish)
Amphiprion nigripes (Maldives Anemonefish)
Amphiprion ocellaris (False Clown Anemonefish)
Amphiprion omanensis (Oman Anemonefish)
Amphiprion percula (Clown Anemonefish)
Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Anemonefish)
Amphiprion polymnus (Saddleback Anemonefish)
Amphiprion rubrocinctus (Australian Anemonefish)
Amphiprion sandaracinos (Orange Anemonefish)
Amphiprion sebae (Sebae Anemonefish)
Amphiprion thiellei (Tjielle's Anemonefish)
Amphiprion tricinctus (Three-band Anemonefish)
Premnas biaculeatus (Spine-check Anemonefish)
Dascyllus trimaculatus (Three-Spot Dascyllus)

CHAPTER 3: BIOLOGY OF SEA ANEMONES

Nutrition
Survival
Reproduction
Locomotion
Anemone-like animals

CHAPTER 4:
LIFE HISTORY OF ANEMONEFISHES

Courtship, spawning, and egg-care
Larval life and settlement
Social structure and sex reversal
Feeding and growth

CHAPTER 5:
INTERACTIONS BETWEEN FISH AND
SEA ANEMONES

Symbiosis
Specificity
How anemone and fish can affect one another

CHAPTER 6: AQUARIUM CARE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING

GLOSSARY

Paper version may be purchased from:

Publications Office
Western Australian Museum
Francis Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia

North American Distributor:
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Monterey, CA 93940 USA
408-373-6306.


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