Amphiprion latezonatus (Waite, 1900)

Amphiprion latezonatus
Amphiprion latezonatus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 13 May 2013
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Amphiprion latezonatus
Amphiprion latezonatus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Additional Notes: 

Adult male pictured here guarding eggs. Eggmass (adhering to substrate) is grey coloured with the eggs about ready to hatch. When laid the egg mass is bright yellow/orange, the colour a result of the egg yolk which in the above photograph has mostly been consumed by the juvenile fishes.

Amphiprion latezonatus
Amphiprion latezonatus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Amphiprion latezonatus
Amphiprion latezonatus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 7 July 2017
Location: 
Charlesworth Bay
Depth: 
0m
Additional Notes: 

Captive bred specimen at National Marine Science Centre, Charlesworth Bay, Coffs Harbour.

Common name: Wideband Anemonefish
Distribution:

Known only from northern New South Wales to southern Queensland and Lord Howe Island. Relatively common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

Ecological Notes:

Locally associated with giant anemone species Heteractis crispa, one of only two giant anemone species found in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Depth to at least 20 m.

Additional Notes:

Dark brown with three white bars, the centre bar pyramid shaped. Upper lip tinged with blue. The second most common anemonefish species in the Solitary Island Marine Park. Known to breed locally from egg masses attached to substrate adjacent to host anemone and recently hatched from eggs deposited in captivity at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour. Centre photograph shows adult male guarding advanced eggs, lower photograph shows small juvenile about 25 mm in length. Juveniles of this species best separated from similar juvenile Amphiprion akindynos by the complete white band at the caudal peduncle. See 12 mm long captive bred juvenile in bottom photograph. Grows to 12 cm.

References:

Kuiter, R. H., Coastal Fishes of South-Eastern Australia. Published by Crawford House Press Pty. Ltd., 1993. p.247.

Daphne G. Fautin and Gerald R. Allen, Field Guide to Anemonefishes and their Host Sea Anemones. Published by Western Australian Museum, 1992. Pp.82-83.