Economic Importance for Humans: Positive
Amphiprion percula and other anemonefishes are some of the most colorful fish species available for the aquarium trade. They also demonstrate interesting behaviors and are easily adaptable to captivity (Fautin and Allen, 1992). Consequently, these characteristics make them good reference fishes for scientific research, especially when conducting nutritional studies and determining egg and larval quality (Gordon et al., 2000). (Fautin and Allen, 1992; Gordon et al., 1998)
Positive Impacts: pet trade; ecotourism; research and education
- Fautin, D., G. Allen. 1992. Field Guide to Anemonefishes and their Host Sea Anemones. Perth: Western Australian Museum.
- Gordon, A., H. Kaiser, P. Britz, T. Hecht. 1998. Effect of feed type and age-at-weening on growth and survival of clownfish *Amphiprion percula* (Pomacentridae). Aquarium Sciences and Conservation, 2: 215-226.