Skunk Anemonefish (Amphiprion akallopisos) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Skunk Anemonefish

The Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion akallopison) is ieasily misidentified or confused withe the Pink Skunk Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion). It is found across the Indo-Pacific region. It is a slender and attractive fish that is very popular for underwater photographers. Its colouration often complements its host anemone, which is defends with vigor. Like nearly all types of clownfish, the largest member of each 'family' is female and she breeds with just one other male. If she dies, that male becomes female and grows in size to take her place as the group's leader.

Skunk Clownfish
Skunk Anemonefish in its anemone in The Philippines
Credit: Kevin Michael Gacad
Skunk Anemonefish Amphiprion akallopisos
Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Pomacentridae (Pomacentridae)
Genus: Amphiprion (Amphiprion)
Species: Amphiprion akallopisos
Size
Average Size: 1 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Skunk Anemonefish

Dani N
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Merdeka 3
Trip destinations: Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Koh Phi Phi
When: Sep 2022

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