Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Amphiprioninae
Etymology: Amphiprion: Greek, amphi = on both sides + Greek, prion, -onos = saw (Ref. 45335); pacificus: Named for its Pacific Ocean distribution.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 10 m (Ref. 85065). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85065)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D IX,18-20; A II,12-13; pectoral rays 17-18; tubed lateral line scales 33-48; gill rakers 5-6 + 11-12; opercular spinules 8-11; body depth 2.2-2.6 in SL; color generally pinkish brown, usually grading to yellowish or orange on lower side of body including abdomen; white stripe on midline of snout extending posteriorly on forehead and along base of dorsal fin; fins whitish to semi-translucent (Ref. 85605).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Pacific: Wallis Island, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.
This species is generally commensal with the anemone Heteractis magnificus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) at depths between about 4-10 m (Ref. 85065). 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).
Allen, G.R., J. Drew and D. Fenner, 2010. Amphiprion pacificus, a new species of anemonefish (Pomacentridae) from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Wallis Island. aqua, Intl. J. Ichthyol. 16(3):129-138.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01304 (-0.23304 - 0.25911), b=3.07 (2.94 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 0.0 ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766