Amphiprion frenatus Brevoort, 1856
Tomato clownfish
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Amphiprioninae
Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 12 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand to southwestern Palau, north to southern Japan, south to Java, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Description: Overall color is orange, with a black-edged bar just behind the head. Body sometimes black especially in older individuals. A second black-edged white bar maybe at mid-body (Ref. 7247). Body depth 1.7-2.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in lagoon reefs and embayment. Monogamous (Ref. 52884), protandrous hermaphrodite (Ref. 55367). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Associated with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor (Ref. 5911). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35413, 35415, 35418, 35420).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 November 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.11.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.11
Checked by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 22.08.94

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