Cinnamon Clownfish [Amphiprion melanopus]

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Cinnamon clownfish, Amphiprion melanopus or fire clownfish is a widely distributed clownfish. It is found in Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, southeastern Polynesia, and the Great Barrier Reef. They are omnivorous, and will eat a variety of meat food items and algae.

They can be territorial and aggressive, especially as they get older, and particularly to other clownfish. Cinnamon clownfish adults can grow to 12 cm (4.7 inches), and the female is usually bigger than the male. The cinnamon clownfish is a dark red to orange with a mahogany “saddle” on its back. Juveniles and adults have a white head band, which turns a nice blue with age. (text source: Wikipedia)

Picture: Andaman & Nicobar, India by Sami Salmenkivi

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