- Published on Sunday, 13 May 2012 02:29
- Written by Super User
Animal Fact of the Week - Blackfinned clownfish - (Amphiprion percula). The blackfinned clownfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region of the world. Like all true-anemonefishes, the blackfinned clownfish uses its host anemone as both a shelter and a protector from predators. These, like other anemonefish, can change sex according to the reproductive needs of the community. The blackfinned clownfish can be found in shallow waters of the Tropics and have been known to live 6-10 years in the wild.
CAPTION: Blackfinned clownfish in the Pacific Coral Reef tank at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.