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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:0fe36097-0442-4ce4-be9b-7ee4d3131e81

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Amphiprion melanopus
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: J.E. Randall
    Rights: J.E. Randall

Description

They can be territorial and aggressive, especially as they get older, and particularly to other clownfish . Not Good to eat

Cinnamon clownfish adults can grow to 12 cm (4.7 inches), and the female is usually bigger than the male. The cinnamon clownfish is a dark red to orange with a mahogany "saddle" on its back. ... source: Wikipedia

The Red and Black Anemonefish usually has one white bar on the head behind the eye, although some fish lack a bar. Its breast, belly and dorsal fin are red to orange. Much of the side of the body is black. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Red and Black Anemonefish has black sides and red to orange breast and belly. There is single vertical black-edged white bar on the head behind the eye, although some fish have no bar. e of the body is black. Juveniles are red with additional white bars on the mid body and tail base. The ventral fins are black ventral.... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images, Occurrence record, Video Page Url
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet, Images, Occurrence record
Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Description, Habitat, Diet, Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 4.769
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Fire clownfiish;Blackback Anemonefish; red and black anemonefish
Depth: (0–14 m)
Diet: Plankton, Algae, Invertebrates
Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Indonesia to Marshall Islands.
Frequency: 0.543
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 120 mm
Range: 583.041
Threats: No major threats to this species are known

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Amphiprion melanopus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Amphiprion verweyi Whitley, 1933 Whitley, 1933
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1933. Studies in Ichthyology No. 7. Rec. Aust. Mus. Vol. 19 (1) pp. 60-112 figs 1-4 pls 11-15

Common Names

Common name Source
Blackback Anemonefish
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Black Anemone-fish
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Black-backed Anemonefish
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Dusky Anemone-fish
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Red-and-black Anemonefish
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Black Anemonefish
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Chocolate Clown
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Fire Clownfish
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Red And Black Anemonefish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
LABROIDEI
family
POMACENTRIDAE
genus
Amphiprion
species
Amphiprion melanopus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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