Amphiprion perideraion Bleeker, 1855
Pink anemonefish
Amphiprion perideraion
photo by Wilkie, M.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Amphiprioninae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 38 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand and Cocos-Keeling in the eastern Indian Ocean to Samoa and Tonga (Ref. 53797), north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef, and New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Description: Color orange. Fins transparent. One white stripe following the dorsal contour from snout to caudal peduncle. One white vertical stripe between head and trunk (Ref. 237). Body depth 2.1-2.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Mainly diurnal. Non-burrowing. Monogamous (Ref. 52884). A protandrous hermaphrodite (Ref. 32166). 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 anemones: Heteractis magnifica (usually), Heteractis crispa, Macrodactyla doreensis, and Stichodactyla gigantea (Ref. 5911). In Bali they occur together with the closely related Indian Ocean species A. akallopison and have even been found sharing the same anemone (Ref. 48636). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35413, 35418, 35420).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 November 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 06.12.90
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 25.05.15
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