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      Three-band Clownfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Amphiprion tricinctus
      Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 40 m
      Distribution: Western Pacific: Marshall Islands. Reported from New Caledonia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Black or orange with two vertical black-edged white bands, one behind the eye and one above the after. Black and orange color morphs believed to be dependent on which species of sea anemone the fish is associated with.
      Biology: Inhabits lagoons and outer reef slopes. Feeds primarily on planktonic copepods, a variety of algae, echiuroids, and sipunculoids. Has been reared in captivity. Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, and Stichodactyla mertensii
      Aquarium Care: For anemone association, see Biology section above. Color varies from golen yellow to black. See other members of the genus Amphiprion for general info.
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