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Saddleback clownfish

Amphiprion polymnus


My personal favorite, these clownfish tend to live in larger groups then other species and I have only observed these clownfish in open sandy areas away from the reef. Also, according to wikipedia, "It is protrandous hermaphrodite, which means the male can change into a female during his life, and lives in harem in which an established dominance hierarchy manages the group and keeps individuals at a specific social rank." If you look carefully, this anemone is also covered in about 30 shrimp.


Coral Reef. Usually carpet anemones away from the rest of the reef.

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Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 5 years ago


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Siquijor, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 20, 2014
Submitted on May 27, 2015

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