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FISH ID PROJECT MOLLY FOURIER

Title:Saltwater/MarineFish Common Name: Ocellaris Clownfish

Species #: 1/50


Scientific Name: Amphiprion ocellaris Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Pomacentridae Geography/Habitat: It lives in the reefs of Darwin, Australia and has a symbiotic relationship with certain anemone and will often live in one for protection. feed

Life Strategy: Clown fish can be very territorial and will attack other species of clown fish. They lay their eggs on a flat surface and the young start off as male and the dominant male turn into female. The female will protect the eggs until they hatch and the male fans the eggs to aerate them. The egg count is usually 50-100.

Food/Feed Strategy: It is an aggressive feeder.

● Body Form or Style: Compressiform ● Swim / Locomotion Style: Ostraciform ● Mouth Position: Subterminal ● Citation:http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+27+137&pcatid=137 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocellaris_clownfish


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