Like many other members of the genus Amphirprion, the species of Amphirprion perideraion live in the habitat of a coral reef. Coral reefs are known to be one of the most diverse habitats biologocally and are very productive in the way that they work (Szczebak et al. 2013).  An area of large diversity of the clownfish is nicknamed the “coral triangle,” which is an area of overlapping Pacific and Indian Oceans (Timm et al. 2008). There are many different ocean regions that this organism can be found in because there are coral reefs in many different areas around the world. The problem with these fish residing in this habitat is that the coral reefs are very susceptible to damages caused by the environment (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 2013). For examplehttp://www.habitat.noaa.gov/images/coral_reefs_diverse_sea_life.jpg the warming temperature, pollution of the water near shore, and run off from companies can all cause coral bleaching (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 2013).

Like other species of anemone fish, Amphirprion perideraion, reside in another organism that has developed a mutualistic relationship with the fish. For more information on this relationship see the Interactions page.  The organism involved is a sea anemone. It has been found that for the abundant variety of species of clownfish, there are only about 10 species of anemones in which they reside (Drury 2008).  One of the aspects of the interaction between this organism and the anemone is that the http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/700s/reef0794.jpganemone fish will actually help the anemone to receive oxygen and other nutrients. The anemone is sessile, sp it relies on the clownfish to go out and do its part in the mutualistic relationship (Szczebak et al. 2013).

Pink Skunk Clownfish are known to be poor swimmers so in turn the fish does not leave the sea anemone very often. Due to its mutualistic relationship the fish does not have to leave for food and is completely protected from predators. However, during Reproduction, the female and male have to leave to the underside of the anemone to lay and protect the eggs (Drury 2008).

Along with the other clownfish species, they have a very good relationship with the organism that they call home. The place they call home is located in a very large diverse area of organisms called a coral reef. There are many other organisms that can be found in this same habitat ranging from small sizes to large sizes. The magnificent organisms that call the magical world of a coral reef home also face some dangers. Many common issues that are known involve the death of the organisms that make up the coral reef. What happens to the mobile organism that is dependent on the coral reefs, if the reefs continue to die?


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