Maroon Anemonefish

Maroon Anemonefish / Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus) Maroon Anemonefish / Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)
Spine-Cheeked Anemonefish / Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Maroon Anemonefish Premnas biaculeatus

The Maroon Clownfish / Maroon Anemonefish / Spine-Cheeked Anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus) is a less-common Anemonefish found in the Indo-Pacific region in comparison to other anemonefish species. Its names come from its colouration and/or markings. These also vary depending on location. Like other Anemonefish, they form a symbiotic relationshp with their host anemones and the fish are led by the dominant female, who only breeds with the highest-ranking male. When the female dies, this male changes into the dominant female and another male is promoted to be the highest-ranking/breeding male.

Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Pomacentridae (Pomacentridae)
Genus: Premnas (Premnas)
Species: Premnas biaculeatus
Average Size: 15 centimetres

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