Amphiprion cf chrysopterus “Fiji”

Common Name: Fijian Bluestripe Anemonefish

Scientific Name: Amphiprion cf chrysopterus

Distribution: Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Niue and other nearby reefs.

Type Locality: n/a

Identification: Caudal fin orange; all other fins orange. Body mostly black. Two well-developed stripes, often tinged blue. The anterior stripe usually well-connected dorsally.

Similar: Essentially identical to the population of A. cf chrysopterus from the Mariana Islands, as both have entirely orange fins. Elsewhere in Micronesia,  A. chrysopterus has a white caudal fin. In Melanesia, A. cf chrysopterus has black ventral fins. In Polynesia, A. cf chrysopterus has thinner stripes and a lighter body, as well as a yellow caudal fin.

Notes: This is probably the most abundant member of the chrysopterus group in the aquarium trade and is particularly well-documented in the wild. The brown morph of this fish seems less common than in related species.