Sebae anemonefish
  • Amphiprion sebae

EnglishName: Sebae anemonefish Local Name : Saiboani mas Size : Max. 12 cm Family: POMACENTRIDAE Order : Perciformes Distinctive Characters: Dorsal fin with 10-11 spines and 14-17 rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 13-14 rays. Pectoral rays 18-19. Body depth 2.0-2.2 in standard length. Preopercle finely serrate behind. Opercle, subopercle strongly serrated. Pectoral shorter than head, pelvic fins slightly longer than head. Colour: Ground colour blackish. Two white transverse bars on the head and body, the second extending posteriorly on second half of dorsal fin. Caudal fin yellow. Habitat and Biology: Associated with the giant anemone, Stichodactyla haddoni. Distribution: Northern Indian Ocean. Remarks: Amphiprion sebae is similar in appearance to Amphipron clarkii. Since both species are somewhat variable in colouration it is not always easy to tell them apart. However, A. clarkii usually has a third white band (on the caudal peduncle), and lacks the posterior extension of the second white band on the dorsal fin. Both these species are very popular among aquarists.