Maldive Anemonefish, Amphiprion nigripes
Amphiprion nigripes, also known as the Blackfinned anemonefish or Maldives anemonefish, is a clown fish that is found in the coral reefs of the Maldive Islands and Sri Lanka in the Western Indian Ocean.
This bright anemonefish is easily separated from it and all other anemonefishes by the combination of the single white bar and black belly, pelvic fins, and anal fins. It is the only anemonefish with a single white bar that goes through the rusty orange body. The fish can grow up to 4.3 inches in length and typically stays within small groups at depths of 6 to 75 feet off the edge of reefs. They hide among the reef for protection and leave to gather food.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Pomacentridae
Image Caption: Maldive anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) in a sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). They are sometimes called Black-footed clownfish due to their black pelvic and anal fins. On the right side rock there are a couple of Sea squirts visible. Credit: Jan Derk/Wikipedia