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Amphiprion akallopisos


Amphiprion akallopisos was originally described as Amphiprion akallopisos by Bleeker in 1853. It belongs to the family Pomacentridae. It is commonly known as Skunk clownfish but has many other common names such as Skunk anemonefish in Australia, Whitebacked clownfish in USA (contiguous states), Neusstreep-anemoonvis in South Africa, Skunk anemonefish in Micronesia, Federated States, Neusstreep-anemoonvis in Sodwana, Nosestripe anemonefish in Sodwana. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   akallopisos
AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
AuthorNI   Bleeker
Qualification   ---
Year   1853
Status   Valid
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Family   Pomacentridae
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Genus   Amphiprion
Subgenus   ---

Family   Pomacentridae
Genus   Amphiprion
Original Name   Amphiprion        
Taxon Name   akallopisos
Original Combination   Amphiprion akallopisos
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Amphiprion akallopisos
OriginalSubGenus   Amphiprion
Original Author   Bleeker
Original AuthorWI   Bleeker [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1853
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Priaman, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH 6446 (1 of 9)
Journal   Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indië
Citation   v. 4
Page   281

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Amphiprion akallopisos
Current Species   akallopisos
Current Genus Amphiprion
Current AuthorWI Bleeker [P.]
Current AuthorNI   Bleeker
Current Year   1853
Current Family Pomacentridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Nosestripe anemonefish.
Attains 9 cm. Pinkish with a pale white stripe along the dorsal surface from snout to
tail peduncle. Commensal with large sea anemones (usually Heteractis magnifica or
Stichodactyla mertensi). This species is a protandrous hermaphrodite with each
anemone being occupied by a large dominant female, a slightly smaller functional
male and a number of small stunted juveniles. If the female is removed, the male
changes sex and the largest juvenile develops into a functional male. Reefs of the
tropical Indian Ocean ( except Sri Lanka and the Maldives ) and the Seribu Islands
(Java Sea) south to East Africa down to Aliwal Shoal (near Durban).
Associated with the anemones Heteractis magnifica and Stichodactyla mertensii. Each anemone with a large female, a smaller functional male and several stunted juveniles; with the removal of the female, the male changes sex and the largest of the juveniles develops into a functional male.
Depth Range From 3 to 25 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Amphiprion akallopisos  Bleeker 1853. Pomacentridae.
Name History   •Valid as Amphiprion akallopisos Bleeker 1853 -- (Allen 1986:672 [ref. 5631], Allen 1991:236 [ref. 19344], Astakhov 1996:843 [ref. 24669], den Hartog 1997:181 [ref. 25515], Allen 2001:3346 [ref. 26132], Allen & Adrim 2003:44 [ref. 26830], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:330 [ref. 28072], Allen et al. 2010:136 [ref. 30899], Shibukawa 2009:203 [ref. 30449], Allen & Erdmann 2012:570 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:263 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:262 [ref. 35805], Zajonz et al. 2019:85 [ref. 36871]).

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akindynos Amphiprion akindynos Allen [G. R.] 1972Valid
albiventris Amphiprion albiventris Cuvier [G.] in Guérin-Méneville 1828In family
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
arion Amphiprion arion De Vis [C. W.] 1884Synonym
australe Amphiprion australe Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801Synonym
barberi Amphiprion barberi Allen [G. R.], Drew [J. A.] & Kaufman [L.] 2008Valid
bicinctus Amphiprion bicinctus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830Valid
bicolor Amphiprion bicolor Castelnau [F. L.] 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 1830Synonym
clarkii Amphiprion clarkii (Bennett [J. W.] 1830)Valid
ephippium Amphiprion ephippium (Bloch [M. E.] 1790)Valid
frenatus Amphiprion frenatus Brevoort [J. C.] 1856Valid
fusciventer Amphiprion fusciventer Bennett [E. T.] 1832Synonym
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