Skunk Anemonefish (Amphiprion akallopisos) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving
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
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Pomacentridae (Pomacentridae)
Genus: Amphiprion (Amphiprion)
Species: Amphiprion akallopisos
Average Size: 1 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Skunk Anemonefish

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: MV Explorer
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Tachai, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock
When: Feb 2024
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Manta Queen 2
Trip destinations: Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck
When: Dec 2023
Spotted in: Maldives Maldives
Diving from boat: MV Emperor Serenity
Trip destinations: North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll
When: Dec 2022
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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