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clownfish
2014-09-18 07:23:51

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." That's the advice that Dory, from Disney's Finding Nemo, gave to the father of a lost clownfish. According to a new study, that's apparently what baby clownfish do.

Clownfish Helps Its Anemone Partner Breathe
2013-02-28 09:46:26

Clownfish became very popular 10 years ago when Disney released the animated feature film Finding Nemo, but the colorful fish are also famous among aquarium enthusiasts for their symbiotic relationship with the deadly sea anemone.

Clownfish Set Social Status With Sound
2012-11-09 09:40:46

Everything I ever needed to know about clownfish, I learned from ‘Finding Nemo’. Stop the presses. The clownfish, or anemonefish, are one of the most recognizable and least understood fish in the sea.

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2011-06-01 09:55:33

Since the Industrial Revolution, over half of all the CO2 produced by burning fossil fuels has been absorbed by the ocean, making pH drop faster than any time in the last 650,000 years and resulting in ocean acidification.

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2010-06-18 09:06:24

A species of damselfish, Stegastes nigricans, selectively weed the algal gardens on which they feed in order to encourage the growth of their preferred algal species of Polysiphonia and suppress the growth of less palatable algae.

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2010-02-26 10:13:23

In a remarkable new finding scientists from The Vision Centre have reported that certain coral reef fish use ultraviolet (UV) vision to tell the difference between their own and other similar species.

2009-06-11 15:49:00

Aquatic experts at LiveAquaria.com capture spawning on film! RHINELANDER, Wis., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- When looking for one of the rarest Clownfish in the world, Northern Wisconsin is probably the last place you'd expect to find a spawning pair.

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2009-03-25 09:53:01

A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents how larval dispersal connects marine fish populations in a network of marine protected areas – information that is critical for fisheries managers.


Latest Pomacentridae Reference Libraries

Clark’s Anemonefish, Amphiprion clarkia
2013-10-15 11:39:27

Clark’s Anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii) is a marine fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, the clownfishes and damselfishes. This fish is of small size and grows up to 15 centimeters. It is stocky, laterally compressed, and round to oval in shape. It is colorful with vivid black, white, and yellow stripes, though the exact pattern displays considerable geographical variation. Normally, it is black dorsally and orange-yellow ventrally, the black areas becoming wider with age....

Sebae Clownfish, Amphiprion sebae
2013-02-17 07:52:18

Image Credit: Miles Wu/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0) The sabae clownfish is a very rare species in the wild and is aggressive, especially as it matures. It is found in the northern Indian Ocean around India, Sri Lanka, Arabian Peninsula, Andaman Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia, and the Maldive Islands. This fish inhabits lagoons and coastal waters around reefs, at a depth range of 6 - 75 feet. This species of fish is the most popular fish for home aquariums. The body of the sabae clownfish is...

Saddleback Clownfish, Amphiprion polymnus
2013-02-09 09:11:17

Image Caption: Amphiprion polymnus at Tasik Ria House reef, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Credit: Jens Peterson/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Saddleback clownfish are found in harbors and lagoons with a soft or sandy bottom, around reefs at depths from 6 - 90 feet. This fish is native to the Western Pacific, around China, Viet Nam, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, northern Australia, New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands. The body of the saddleback clownfish ranges in color...

Orange-fin Anemonefish, Amphiprion chrysopterus
2013-02-09 08:07:34

Image Credit: National Park Service/Wikipedia The orange-fin anemonefish is also named the orange-fin clownfish. It is found north of the Great Barrier Reef in the Pacific Ocean between the coastal reefs of Queensland, Australia, and New Guinea, to the Marshall and Tuamoto Islands. The adult will inhabit the outer side of the reef slope, from the surface to 65 feet deep. The body is short and deep with a small head, having 10 - 11 dorsal spines with 15 - 17 soft rays, and 2 anal spines...

Skunk Clownfish, Amphiprion akallopisos
2013-02-09 08:01:56

Image Credit: Nick Hobgood/Wikipedie (CC BY-SA 3.0) The skunk clownfish, also named nosestripe anemonefish, is found in shallow inshore reefs where there is a moderate to strong current flow, with a depth range of up to 50 feet. It is generally found in the Indo-Pacific, East Africa, Comoro Islands, Seychelles, Andaman Sea, Sumatra, and in the Java Sea, but has not been observed in Maldives or Sri Lanka. The skunk clown fish is light orange with a narrow white stripe running the length...

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