Common Name: Pink Anemonefish
Scientific Name: Amphiprion perideraion
The Pink Anemonefish is pinkish-orange with a white bar down either side of the face, and a white stripe along the back. It has a white caudal fin.
This species grows to 10cm in length.
Special Features and Habits
The Pink Anemonefish inhabits coral reefs and is usually associated with the anemone Heteractis magnifica. It is sometimes seen associated with three other anemones: Heteractis crispa, Mactodactyls doreenis and Stichodactyla gigantea. Usually one adult pair and several juveniles are present in each anemone.
Pink Anemonefish feed on benthic algae and zooplankton.
Location or Region Found
This fish occurs in tropical marine waters of the Western Central Pacific, from the Philippine Islands, north to Japan, throughout Micronesia, south to Australia and east to the Samoan Islands.
It is found in depths from 3m to 30m.
In Australia it is known from north-western coast of Western Australia and from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.