Maroon Clownfish

Amphiprion tricintus
Maroon Clownfish

Commonly known as anemonefish, this species is almost never found without its host, the anemone, in its natural environment in the Pacific Ocean. By producing a heavy mucus, the maroon clownfish is protected from the stings of the anemone and lives in a symbiotic relationship for most of its life. 

Conservation Status:  This fish is listed as being of least concern.

Did you know?
All clownfish begin life as males, and then when the host female dies, her former mate rapidly develops into a functioning male, thus ensuring the propagation of the species.