Amphiprion latifasciatus Allen, 1972
Madagascar anemonefish
photo by Bourjon, P.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Amphiprioninae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 12 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Comoros (Ref. 9710) and Madagascar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-14
Biology:  Adults are found in lagoon and outer reefs, especially coral rich protected areas (Ref. 9710). 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 anemone Stichodactyla mertensii (Ref. 5911).
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: Sa-a, Pascualita - 08.08.94

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