Spinecheek Anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus)

Also known as Anemonefishes, Clown Anemonefishes, Clownfishes, Lightning Maroon Anemonefish, Lightning Maroon Clownfish, Maroon Anemonefish, Maroon Clownfish, Spinecheek Clownfish, Spined-cheeked Anemonefish, Two Spine Cheek Anemonefish

Description

Also known as Anemonefishes, Clown Anemonefishes, Clownfishes, Lightning Maroon Anemonefish, Lightning Maroon Clownfish, Maroon Anemonefish, Maroon Clownfish, Spinecheek Clownfish, Spined-cheeked Anemonefish and Two Spine Cheek Anemonefish.

Found in pairs or family groups in the Bulb Tentacle Anemone - Entacmea quadricolor, on coral and rocky areas of coastal reefs.
Colour varies from red to reddish brown.
They feed on zooplankton and algae.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 2-18m
Widespread Asian Pacific

This Anemonefish is known to live with the host anemones:-
Bulb-tentacle Sea Anemone - Entacmea quadricolor
http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/bulbtentacle-sea-anemone/957

Anemonefish are specialised damselfish and live a symbiotic relationship with various anemones. Some anemonefish will only be found with one type of anemone, but others can live with many types.
They are rarely found very far away from an anemone. (edit)

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