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Tomato Clownfish

Amphiprion frenatus

Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) with a  Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor)

Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) with a  Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).  Juvenile Tomato Clownfish often start off life with three white vertical stripes, one on the mid-body, one on the caudal peduncle (base of the tail), and the large band behind the eye.  As the fish gets older the mid-body and the caudal peduncle stripe disappear.  Other closely related species are Cinnamon Clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus) and Red Saddleback Clownfish (Amphiprion ephippium).  Photo taken off the island of Siquijor, Philippines with an OLYMPUS Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof camera. 

Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) with a Brown Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor)

Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) with a Brown Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).  The Bubble Anemone is the only host for Tomato Clownfish in the wild.  Photo taken off the island of Siquijor, Philippines.

Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) with a rare White Tip Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).

Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) with a rare White Tip Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor).  Juvenile Tomato Clownfish often start off life with three white vertical stripes, one on the mid-body, one on the caudal peduncle (base of the tail), and the large band behind the eye.  As the fish gets older the mid-body and the caudal peduncle stripe disappear.  Other closely related species are Cinnamon Clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus) and Red Saddleback Clownfish (Amphiprion ephippium).

Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) with a Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor)

Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) always hide their foot in large holes in the reef.  Photo taken off the island of Siquijor, Philippines.

Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) with long tentacles, and Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus). Photo taken off the island of Miniloc Island, Northern Palawan, Philippines.

Bubble Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) with long tentacles, and Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus).  Photo taken off the island of Miniloc Island, Northern Palawan, Philippines.


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