|Scientific Name:||Amphiprion sandaracinos|
|Species Authority:||Allen, 1972|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.|
|Contributor/s:||De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P. & Smith, J. and Livingston, F.|
Amphiprion sandaracinos has been assessed as Least Concern. This species is relatively common throughout its range without any appreciable decline over the last 30 - 40years. Current threats are of a localised nature only.
|Range Description:||Amphiprion sandaracinos is distributed from Christmas Island and Western Australia to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Melanesia, the Philippines, Palau and northwards to the Ryukyu Islands.|
Native:Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia); Christmas Island; Fiji; Indonesia; Japan (Nansei-shoto); Micronesia, Federated States of ; New Caledonia; Norfolk Island; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Solomon Islands; Taiwan, Province of China; Vanuatu
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||Amphiprion sandaracinos is relatively common throughout its range (G. Allen pers. comm. 2009). This species is commensal with sea anemones, usually one adult pair and several juveniles per anemone (G. Allen pers. comm. 2009).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The anemonefish Amphiprion sandaracinos has a depth range of 3 - 20 m and is found in lagoons and outer coral reefs. It is most commonly associated with the host anemone species' Stichodactyla mertensii and less frequently with Heteractis crispa (Fautin and Allen 1992). This species is a protandrous hermaphrodite (G. Allen pers. comm. 2009). This species is monogamous (G. Allen pers. comm. 2009).|
Amphiprion sandaracinos is commercially harvested for the aquarium trade, and it is caught with hand nets (FAO 2001). The anemone in which this species resides, is also commercially harvested for the aquarium trade.
In areas of its range it is threatened by habitat degradation due to eutrophication, destructive fishing practices, tourism, coral bleaching, coastal development and water pollution.
The threats detailed are mainly of a localised nature and do not pose a significant threat to the global population of this species.
|Conservation Actions:||Amphiprion sandaracinos has been bred in captivity. The distribution of this species may fall within numerous marine protected areas including the Christmas Island National Park.|
|Citation:||Curtis-Quick, J. 2010. Amphiprion sandaracinos. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 March 2014.|
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