Amphiprion chrysogaster Cuvier, 1830
Mauritian anemonefish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Amphiprioninae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 40 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 13-14
Biology:  Found in lagoons and outer reefs. 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 aurora, Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla mertensii, Macrodactyla doreensis, Stichodactyla haddoni, and Stichodactyla mertensii (Ref. 5911). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35420).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.07.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.11
Checked by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 22.08.94

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