Anemonefishes, one of the most popular and recognizable of fishes in the world, are much more than film characters; they are also emerging model organisms for studying the biology, ecology, and evolution of coral reef fishes. They are a group of 28 species often employed to study patterns and processes of social organization, intra- and inter-specific competition, sex change, mutualism, dispersal and connectivity of fish populations, habitat selection, pigment pattern formation, lifespan and predator-prey interactions. This multi-authored book covers all these areas and provides an update on the research done with this model and the perspective it opens for the future.

Key Features

  • Contains basic and up-to-date information on an emerging fish model
  • Allows non-specialist readers to grasp the relevance of a wide research area
  • Provides accurate and easy to access information on each of the 28 species
  • Includes guidance for establishing a breeding colony
  • Documents that anemonefishes are useful model organisms for ecological, developmental and climate research

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

part Part I|52 pages

Evolution, Biogeography, and Genetics

chapter 1|12 pages

A Phylogenetic Context

The Diversification of Damselfishes (Pomacentridae)
ByBruno Frédérich
Size: 7.07 MB

chapter 2|8 pages

Anemonefish Genomics

ByNicolas Salamin, Celia Schunter, Alison Monroe, Taewoo Ryu, Timothy Ravasi
Size: 3.03 MB

chapter 3|6 pages

Biogeography and Genetic Barriers in Amphiprion Anemonefishes

BySong He, Benoit Pujol, Serge Planes, Michael L. Berumen
Size: 0.74 MB

chapter 4|12 pages

Genomic Evidence of Hybridization during the Evolution of Anemonefishes

ByAnna Marcionetti, Sarah Schmid, Nicolas Salamin
Size: 1.15 MB

chapter 5|12 pages

The Use of Modern Genetic Tools in Anemonefishes

ByLaurie John Lee Mitchell, Sakuto Yamanaka, Masato Kinoshita, Fabio Cortesi
Size: 3.81 MB

part Part II|62 pages

Life History and Development

chapter 6|10 pages

The Post-Embryonic Period of Anemonefishes

ByNatacha Roux, David Lecchini, Vincent Laudet
Size: 4.47 MB

chapter 7|12 pages

Color Patterns in Anemonefish

Development, Role, and Diversity
ByPauline Salis, Marleen Klann, Vincent Laudet
Size: 12.11 MB

chapter 8|10 pages

Age and Longevity

ByMirko Mutalipassi, Eva Terzibasi Tozzini, Alessandro Cellerino
Size: 0.96 MB

chapter 9|8 pages

The Visual Ecology of Anemonefishes

ByFabio Cortesi, Valerio Tettamanti, Fanny de Busserolles
Size: 48.79 MB

chapter 10|8 pages

Sound Communication

ByEric Parmentier, David Lecchini
Size: 9.17 MB

chapter 11|12 pages

Neuroendocrinology of Life History and Stress in Anemonefishes

ByMélanie Dussenne, Alexander Goikoetxea, Benjamin Geffroy, Laurence Besseau
Size: 0.98 MB

part Part III|52 pages

Reproduction and Social Behavior

chapter 12|12 pages

Sex Change from Male to Female

Active Feminization of the Brain, Behavior, and Gonads in Anemonefish
ByLaura Casas, Coltan Gable Parker, Justin S. Rhodes
Size: 5.44 MB

chapter 13|14 pages

Anemonefish Behavior and Reproduction

ByRicardo Beldade, Giacomo Bernardi, Suzanne C. Mills
Size: 3.06 MB

chapter 14|16 pages

Social Evolution in Anemonefishes

Formation, Maintenance, and Transformation of Social Groups
ByPeter M. Buston, Rebecca Branconi, Theresa Rueger
Size: 4.34 MB

chapter 15|8 pages

Parental Care

Patterns, Proximate and Ultimate Causes, and Consequences
ByTina A. Barbasch, Ross DeAngelis, Justin Rhodes, Peter M. Buston
Size: 0.79 MB

part Part IV|54 pages


chapter 16|8 pages

Habitat Selection of Anemonefish

ByKina Hayashi, James Davis Reimer
Size: 3.24 MB

chapter 17|10 pages

3D Analysis of Coral Reef Informs Anemonefish Habitat

ByAkihisa Hattori
Size: 47.66 MB

chapter 18|10 pages

Cohabitation and Competition in Anemonefishes

Patterns and Consequences
ByMaya Srinivasan, Geoffrey P. Jones
Size: 13.93 MB

chapter 19|12 pages

No Place Like Home

Can Omics Uncover the Secret behind the Sea Anemone and Anemonefish Symbiotic Relationship?
ByCassie M. Hoepner, Emily K. Fobert, Catherine A. Abbott, Karen Burke da Silva
Size: 1.20 MB

chapter 20|12 pages

Larval Dispersal in Anemonefish Populations

Self-Recruitment, Connectivity, and Metapopulation Dynamics
ByGeoffrey P. Jones, Hugo B. Harrison, Michael L. Berumen, Serge Planes, Simon R. Thorrold
Size: 2.12 MB

part Part V|82 pages

Human Impact and Conservation

chapter 21|14 pages

The Impact of Popular Film on the Conservation of Iconic Species

Anemonefishes in the Aquarium Trade
ByCarmen R. B. da Silva, Cassie M. Hoepner, Manon Mercader, Vincent Laudet, Karen Burke da Silva
Size: 3.13 MB

chapter 22|16 pages

Anemonefish Husbandry

ByJennifer M. Donelson, Pascal Romans, Sakuto Yamanaka, Masato Kinoshita, Natacha Roux
Size: 7.21 MB

chapter 23|22 pages

Resilience and Adaptation to Local and Global Environmental Change

ByCelia Schunter, Jennifer M. Donelson, Philip L. Munday, Timothy Ravasi
Size: 3.98 MB

chapter 24|10 pages

Anemonefishes as Models in Ecotoxicology

BySimon Pouil, Marc Besson, Marc Metian
Size: 0.92 MB

chapter 25|14 pages

Saving Nemo

Extinction Risk, Conservation Status, and Effective Management Strategies for Anemonefishes
ByGeoffrey P. Jones, Maya Srinivasan, Gemma F. Galbraith, Michael L. Berumen, Serge Planes
Size: 10.41 MB

chapter |4 pages


Anemonefish Revisited – Future Questions for a Model System
ByTimothy Ravasi, Geoffrey P. Jones, Vincent Laudet
Size: 0.16 MB