Spinecheek Clownfish, Spined-cheeked Anemonefish, Two Spine Cheek Anemonefish, Maroon Anemonefish, Maroon Clownfish.
Also known as Spinecheek Clownfish, Spined-cheeked Anemonefish, Two Spine Cheek Anemonefish, Maroon Anemonefish and Maroon Clownfish.
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:-
Heteractis magnifica - Magnificent Sea Anemone.
Heteractis crispa - Leathery Sea Anemone
Stichodactyla gigantea - Giant Carpet Anemone
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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