Amphiprion nigripes AMPNIG-060893-BELRIC-001

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 8th, 1993 and is filed under Clownfishes, Spawning Reports.

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Breeder ID: AMPNIG-060893-BELRIC-001

Date received: 6/8/93

Identification: Amphiprion nigripes (Regan, 1908)

Geographic origin: Maldive Islands and Sri Lanka

Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N.)

Kingdom Animalia

Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata

Class Osteichthyes

Order Perciformes Superorder Teleostei

Family Pomacentridae

Genus Amphiprion

Species nigripes (Regan, 1908)

Description: Body , dorsal, caudal, and pectoral fins are pale orange brown. Narrow white stripe between eye and operculum. Pelvic and anal fins including “belly area” between these fins are black. Maximum reported length is 110 mm (Fautin & Allen, 1994). This species is typically in association with a host anemone Heteractis magnifica.

Duration male(yr): 2.3

Size male (mm):76

Duration female (yr): 2.3

Size female (mm): 76

Broodstock notes: This is the dominant pair developed over time from six (6) fish in a “colony”.

Physical differences: None observed

Adult diet: Shrimp, twice per day.

Pre-spawning activity: Mouthing and cleaning of site. Chasing away “sub-ordinates”.

Time spawning began: AM

Area spawning occurred: Behind anemone on rock

Frequency of spawning: 10 days (3 days after previous hatch)

Egg Description: Very small, yellow at first, then turning red.

Approximate quantity: 200

Size:  2.0 mm

Incubation: 7 days

Time hatching occurred: at night

Transfer / removal method: Rock that eggs were laid on removed from tank

Spawning tank size (liter): 114

Sides of tank covered? No

Lighting & photo period: Actinic and 5000 K fluorescent 5 cm above surface, 12 hours.

Filtration: Mechanical, 2000 Liter / hour

Additives and dosages: Red Sea salt mix

Water temperature: 79 F

Specific gravity: 1.026

pH: 8.3

Nitrate: none detected

Fry development / changes: Do NOT appear to like light. Eyes appear after 3 days Was not prepared for spawning. Set-up is still evolving 

Comments: Amphiprion nigripes was originally described by Regan 1908 in Trans. Linn. Soc. London (Ser. 2, Zool.) v. 12 (pt 3);:230, Pl. 24 (fig. 2). The description was based upon a single specimen (Holotype) collected at the Maldives, Indian Ocean. The species was validated by Allen in 1991.

Word origin: Amphiprion is from the Greek roots amph, -I, -o, meaning Around, on both sides; double, and -prion which means a saw. The genus  nigripes from the Spanish word negr, -i,meaning black; and from the Latin root -pes meaning a foot. This species is commonly referred to as the “Black-Footed Anemonefish” and also the “Maldive Anemonefish”.

The originally described genus Lutjanus is from the Latin roots lut, -e, -I meaning mud, mud-colored, yellowish; and =janus of mythological origin meaning two-face; a door.

About this report: Information contained in this report is taken from submitted observations. Taxonomy, Synonomy, Original description , Word origin and Suggested reading are provided by member(s) of The Breeder’s Registry staff. Information is presented under the belief that it is accurate. If you have information in addition to, or contrary to that presented you are encouraged to contact the Breeder’s Registry. Permission is granted for “one-time” personal use. Reproduction as distributed or accessible media is prohibited without prior written permission. All rights reserved. 1993


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