The Clarkii Clownfish Amphiprion clarkii is a boldly patterned, durable fish that makes a great addition to just about any saltwater aquarium. The bright nose and tail fin can range from yellow to white. Some other common names for this fish include the Clark's Anemonefish and Clark's Clownfish along with a bunch of descriptive names like Yellowtail Clownfish, Chocolate Clownfish, Brown Anemonefish, Black Clownfish, and more.
September 4, Coral reef fishes, including clownfish, display a wide variety of colors but it remains unclear how these colors evolved or how they develop throughout a fish's life. Research published in BMC Biology sheds new light on the evolution of different stripe patterns in clownfish and on how these patterns change as individuals from different species grow from larvae into adults.
Black Frostbite Amphiprion ocellaris. Black Storm Amphiprion ocellaris. Snow Storm Amphiprion ocellaris.
The Clownfish is probably the most popular saltwater fish species today and one of the reasons that many people want to get into the saltwater hobby. The Disney movie Finding Nemo probably has a lot to do with the incredible popularity of this fish. They have a somewhat unique way of swimming. They don't swim like other fish, they waddle and it kind of reminds you of a happy dog when it comes up to greet you.
While most fish avoid anemones because of the stinging cells in their tentacles, the clownfish is coated with protective mucus, which enables it to swim freely in and around the anemone. In this way the clownfish is protected from predators and in turn, the clownfish protects its host anemone from butterflyfish and other predators that eat anemones. They keep the anemone free of dirt and debris.
It looks like Pixar got it half right. Clownfish really do make epic journeys of hundreds of kilometres, much like in Finding Nemobut it is the larvae that migrate, not the adults. And they seem to do it purely by accident.
The clownfish is a type of fish that lives in salt water habitats. It is also called an Anemonefish. Clownfish are typically very bright, orange fish that have three white stripes, one at the head, middle and tail.
Nemo and his dad, Marlin, are ocellaris clownfish, also called false clownfish or clown anemonefish. Anemonefish are so-named for the sea anemones in which they make their homes. There are 28 species of anemonefish, and they come in many colors, such as pink, red, yellow, black, brown and multi-colored stripes. Most false clownfish are orange with three white bands on the head and body.
Clownfish or anemonefish are fishes from the subfamily Amphiprioninae in the family Pomacentridae. Thirty species are recognized: one in the genus Premnaswhile the remaining are in the genus Amphiprion. In the wild, they all form symbiotic mutualisms with sea anemones.
The orange clownfish Amphiprion percula also known as percula clownfish and clown anemonefishis widely known as a popular aquarium fish. Like other clownfishes also known as anemonefishesit often lives in association with sea anemones. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority regulates the number of collection permits issued to aquarium fish dealers who seek this, and other tropical fish within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.