Amphiprion fuscocaudatus (Allen, 1972)
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Amphiprion fuscocaudatus (Allen, 1972)

Genus:

Scientific Name: Amphiprion fuscocaudatus

English Name: Seychelles anemonefish

Creole Name:

French Name: Poisson-clown des Seychelles

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)

Description:

Dorsal spines: 11; Dorsal rays: 15-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal rays: 14

Body dark brown to black with 2 white bars. One from the top of the head before the dorsal fin down behind the eys. The second from midpoint of dorsal fin down to the 
belly in front of the anal fin. There is a third white bar on the caudal peduncle. Yellow or orange snout, breast, ventrally and pelvic and anal fins. Caudal fin has a 
dark central area and longitudinal streaks separated with lighter areas. 


Size:

Maturity: Unknown. Max length : 14.0 cm TL. 


Habitat and Ecology:

Adults are found in lagoon and seaward reefs, particularly patch reefs (depth 5-30m). It is a commensal inhabitant of the sea anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii).
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.


Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is not vulnerable to current fishing methods.


Notes:

Endemic to Seychelles. 
Photo courtesy and (c) 2021 GVI/SPGA.


References:

Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. (2022). FishBase. https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Amphiprion-fuscocaudatus.html (18/06/22). 
iNaturalist (2022). Seychelles Anemonefish (Amphiprion fuscocaudatus) https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/619608-Amphiprion-fuscocaudatus (18/06/22). 
Myers, R.et al. (2017). Amphiprion fuscocaudatus. The IUCN Red List 2017: e.T188508A1885612. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T188508A1885612.en. (18/06/22).
 


Citation:

Nevill, J.E.G. (2022). Amphiprion fuscocaudatus, Seychelles anemonefish. Seychelles Seatizens. www.seatizens.sc. http://seatizens.sc/species/amphiprion-fuscocaudatus-allen-1972/ 


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