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Amphiprion melanopus


Amphiprion melanopus was originally described as Amphiprion melanopus by Bleeker in 1852. It belongs to the family Pomacentridae and subfamily Amphiprioninae. It is commonly known as Fire clownfish but has many other common names such as Red and black anemonefish in Australia, Red and black anemonefish in USA (contiguous states), Black anemonefish in Papua New Guinea, Dusky anemonefish in Guam, Chocolate clown in Maldives. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Indo-West: Eastern Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Queensland (Australia) east to New Caledonia, Palau and Micronesia.
Species   melanopus
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1852
Status   Valid
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Family   Pomacentridae
Amphiprioninae Amphiprioninae
Genus   Amphiprion
Subgenus   ---

Family   Pomacentridae
Subfamily   Amphiprioninae
Genus   Amphiprion
Original Name   Amphiprion        
Taxon Name   melanopus
Original Combination   Amphiprion melanopus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Amphiprion melanopus
OriginalSubGenus   Amphiprion
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1852
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Amphiprioninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 6444 (probably largest of 5)
Journal   Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indië
Citation   v. 3
Page   561

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Amphiprion melanopus
Current Species   melanopus
Current Genus Amphiprion
Current AuthorWI De Vis [C. W.]
Current AuthorNI   De Vis
Current Year   1852
Current Family Pomacentridae
Current Subfamily
Amphiprioninae Amphiprioninae

Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits lagoon and outer reef environments. Commensal with anemones, apparently host specific for @Physobrachia douglasi@ (Ref. No. 4966). Reported to live exclusively in the cluster anemone @Entacmaea quadricolor@ (Ref. No. 1602). Feeds predominantly on
Depth Range From 1 to 18 meters.
Distribution Indo-West: Eastern Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Queensland (Australia) east to New Caledonia, Palau and Micronesia.

Current Summary   Valid as Amphiprion melanopus  Bleeker 1852. Pomacentridae.
Name History   • Valid as Amphiprion melanopus  Bleeker 1852 -- (Randall et al. 1990:253 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:237 [ref. 19344], Kuiter 1993:247 [ref. 23929], Astakhov 1996:845 [ref. 24669], Allen 1997:164 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:264 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:253 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:176 [ref. 23965], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:315 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:266 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3349 [ref. 26132], Allen & Adrim 2003:44 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:631 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:130 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:351 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1445 [ref. 29090], Allen et al. 2008:111 [ref. 29750], Ogihara et al. 2009:197 [ref. 30934], Allen & Erdmann 2012:572 [ref. 31980]).

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akallopisos Amphiprion akallopisos Bleeker [P.] 1853Valid
akindynos Amphiprion akindynos Allen [G. R.] 1972Valid
albiventris Amphiprion albiventris Cuvier [G.] in Guérin-Méneville 1828Uncertain
allardi Amphiprion allardi Klausewitz [W.] 1970Valid
amamiensis Amphiprion amamiensis Mori [K.] 1966Synonym
americanus Amphiprion americanus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Synonym
annamensis Amphiprion annamensis Chevey [P.] 1932Synonym
argenteus Amphiprion argenteus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Uncertain
arion Amphiprion arion De Vis [C. W.] 1884Synonym
australe Amphiprion australe Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801Not available
barberi Amphiprion barberi Allen [G. R.], Drew [J.] & Kaufman [L.] 2008Valid
bicinctus Amphiprion bicinctus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830Valid
bicolor Amphiprion bicolor Castelnau [F. L. de] 1873Synonym
bifasciatus Amphiprion bifasciatus (Bloch [M. E.] 1792)Synonym
bifasciatus annamensis Amphiprion bifasciatus annamensis Chevey [P.] 1932Synonym
boholensis Amphiprion boholensis Cartier [O.] 1874Synonym
calliops Amphiprion calliops Schultz [L. P.] 1966Synonym
carinatus Amphiprion carinatus Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801Synonym
chagosensis Amphiprion chagosensis Allen [G. R.] 1972Valid
chrysargyrus Amphiprion chrysargyrus Richardson [J.] 1846Synonym
chrysogaster Amphiprion chrysogaster Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Valid
chrysopterus Amphiprion chrysopterus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Valid
clarckii Amphiprion clarckii Bennett [J. W.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830Spelling
clarkii Amphiprion clarkii (Bennett [J. W.] 1830)Valid
ephippium Amphiprion ephippium (Bloch [M. E.] 1790)Valid
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