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Orange Skunk Clownfish

Amphiprion sandaracinos

Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos) in Meten's Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii)

Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos) sharing a Merten's Carpet Anemone Merten's Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii) with a Black Clark's Clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii) and a juvenile Domino Damsel (Dascyllas trimaculatus).  Photo taken off the island of Siquijor, Philippines with an OLYMPUS Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof camera. 

Orange Skunk Clownfish in Haddon's Carpet Anemone.

Orange Skunk Clownfish enjoying Haddon's Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni).

Comparing Orange Skunk Left, Skunk Right.

Orange Skunk Left, Skunk Right.  Orange Skunk left, Skunk right. The Orange Skunk (Amphiprion sandaracinos) and the Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion akallopisos) look very similar. In the two sets of photos above you can see the differences between the two species.  In one set of photos you can see the Orange Skunk is uniformly orange, while the Skunk is orange on the belly area, but as you get to back of the fish the orange fades to a pink.  In the other set of photos, the Orange Skunk's white stripe comes to a blunt end at the top of the lip, while the Skunk's white stripe comes to a point before the top lip.

Orange Skunk Clownfish with Giant Carpet Anemone.

Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos) with Giant Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea).


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