Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit lagoons and outer reefs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 2prion05). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, and Stichodactyla mertensii (Ref. 5911). Can be bred and reared in captivity (Ref. 12484, 35424).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Kenya to Durban, South Africa, east to Mauritius.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Western Indian Ocean: East Africa south to Durban (South Africa), east to Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 17; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 13 - 15
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Size

Maximum size: 150 mm NG
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Max. size

15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs, associated with the anemones Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, and Stichodactyla mertensii.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Type Information

Paratype for Amphiprion allardi Klausewitz
Catalog Number: USNM 204244
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Klausewitz
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Ind. Ocean, E. Africa, Mombasa., Kenya, Indian
  • Paratype: Klausewitz, W. 1970. Senckenbergiana Biologica. 51 (3/4): 182.
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Paratype for Amphiprion allardi Klausewitz
Catalog Number: USNM 204243
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Klausewitz
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Ind. Ocean, E. Africa, Mombasa., Kenya, Indian
  • Paratype: Klausewitz, W. 1970. Senckenbergiana Biologica. 51 (3/4): 182.
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Paratype for Amphiprion allardi Klausewitz
Catalog Number: USNM 204242
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Klausewitz
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Ind. Ocean, E. Africa, Mombasa., Kenya, Indian
  • Paratype: Klausewitz, W. 1970. Senckenbergiana Biologica. 51 (3/4): 182.
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Paratype for Amphiprion allardi Klausewitz
Catalog Number: USNM 204241
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Klausewitz
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Ind. Ocean, E. Africa, Bamburi Near Mombasa., Kenya, Indian
  • Paratype: Klausewitz, W. 1970. Senckenbergiana Biologica. 51 (3/4): 182.
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Paratype for Amphiprion allardi Klausewitz
Catalog Number: USNM 204240
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Klausewitz
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Ind. Ocean, E. Africa, Bamburi Near Mombasa., Kenya, Indian
  • Paratype: Klausewitz, W. 1970. Senckenbergiana Biologica. 51 (3/4): 182.
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Holotype for Amphiprion allardi Klausewitz
Catalog Number: USNM 204239
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Klausewitz
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Ind. Ocean, E. Africa, Bamburi Near Mombasa., Kenya, Indian
  • Holotype: Klausewitz, W. 1970. Senckenbergiana Biologica. 51 (3/4): 182.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 7247)
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Depth range based on 8 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 29

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 29
 
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Depth: 1 - 30m.
From 1 to 30 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Twobar anemonefish. Commensal with large sea anemones (usually Heteractis and Stichodactyla) Attains 14 cm. Known only from reefs off East Africa as far south as Durban. Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs, associated with the anemones Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, and Stichodactyla mertensii.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205) deposited in cluster at the base of the sea anemone (Ref. 7471). Also Ref. 240.
  • Balon, E.K. 1990 Epigenesis of an epigeneticist: the development of some alternative concepts on the early ontogeny and evolution of fishes. Guelph Ichthyol. Rev. 1:1-48.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Amphiprion allardi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • van der Elst, R. 1993 A guide to the common sea fishes of southern Africa. (3rd Ed.). Struik Publishers, Cape Town. 398 p. (Ref. 12484)
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Wikipedia

Allard's clownfish

Allard's clownfish, Amphiprion allardi, is named after Jack Allard by Herbert Axelrod after his visit to Allards Collecting Station in Kenya. It is commonly seen with the bubble tip anemone.

References

  1. ^ Bailly, N. (2010). "Amphiprion allardi Klausewitz, 1970". In Nicolas Bailly. FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212771. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
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