Like every underwater photographer I rely on Clownfish to provide me with almost-guaranteed close ups…
Uploaded by GDMEFC1 on 2013-09-29.
There’s only one species of anemonefish recorded from the Red Sea, so, in theory, there should be no great difficulty identifying the fish seen in this video. Is it from the Red Sea? Is it swimming in an anemone? Well then, we’ve got ourselves an Amphiprion bicinctus. But it would seem that not all are created quite the same, as this individual has an unusually dark body and just a single stripe, giving it a rather frenatus-like appearance.
It’s clearly still A. bicinctus, but not like we are used to. The prototypical Red Sea Anemonefish is a cheery yellow-orange, with a brown back and two thick white stripes. Instead, what we have here is a fish that is virtually black throughout, with only the fins retaining the bright yellow hues we would expect of this species. The middle stripe has almost completely disappeared and the anterior stripe is highly reduced and disconnected above the head. The caudal fin is also quite unique, with yellow margins and a sooty interior. Incredibly, this same fish has been filmed in the same anemone by two different recreational divers.
Uploaded by Елена Мих on 2013-06-04.
There are some other interesting aberrations of this fish. The next video, from Marsa Alam, Egypt, shows a specimen that is completely lacking the middle stripes, but without the heavy melanism of the previous example.
“Nemo” – Die Verwandten aus dem Rooten Meer. (Amphiprion bicinctus und Unterarten). Aufnahmen Oktober 2010 / Ägypten in der Nähe von Marsa Alam.
The clear caudal fin has also been documented elsewhere. The following two videos show one from Dahab, on the Sinai Peninsula and another from an unknown location.
Amphiprion bicinctus (together with Dascyllus trimaculatus) near their anemone, attacking themselves in a mirror. Video taken for behavioral studies at 7m in Banner Fish Bay, Dahab, Egypt.
Diving in the Red Sea with me 😀
And sometimes specimens have an unusually thickened dark margin to the pelvic fins…
Red Sea clownfish / anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) from 13-11-2014 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sea_clownfish
It doesn’t seem like there’s any evolutionary significance to these variations , as the normal phenotype occurs alongside the aberrations. The next few videos show specimens from Makadi Bay, where the black bicinctus was found.
Fast immer sehr gute Sichtbedingungen, unzählige kleinere Riffe, ideal für Anfänger, viele Anemonen, kaum Wind. Please watch my other videos if u like: https://youtu.be/BneoQ-ixNnQ Sharm el Naga over and underwater https://youtu.be/_A6w7HTSsIQ Cleopatra Luxury Hotel: Lionfish & Co.
Diving on the House Reef of the Fort Arabesque, Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Egypt. A fantastic little House Reef, full of coral and aquatic life. The highlight for us was the Octopus at the end of our holiday, unfortunately we didn’t have the GoPro with us on that day.
September 2011. Snorkeling right outside Grand Makadi Hotel 20 km south of Hurghada in Egypt. In the video there is a lot of fishes e.g anemone fish, a octopus, a snake eel, and rays. Wont bore you with all the names though. 🙂 Filmed with a Kodak EasyShare.
Tauchurlaub Makadi Bay Mai 2013, Tauchbasis Extradivers, Hotel Iberhotel Makadi Beach
Der komplette Film ist ausschließlich mit einer GoPro Hero 3 Black erstellt worden! Erster Einsatz der GoPro Hero 3 Black mit klappbaren Rotfilter beim Tauchen im Roten Meer. Die Höhepunkte der Hausrif -und Bootstauchgänge waren die Blaupunktrochen, der Stachelrochen, die friedfertigen Moränen, ein großer Napoleon Fisch, eine schlafende Meeresschildkröte und der Handzahme Oktopus.
Fort Arabesque 2015
And here are some from several locations in Saudi Arabia.
Uploaded by Wissam Aisha on 2013-09-08.
Two angry clownfishes in the Red sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I still need to work more on the colors and white balance of this video.
Farasan Banks, Saudi Arabia. April 2009 Equipment: Sanyo VPC-HD1000 in Epoque housing EHS-1000HD.
Clown Fish in the red sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
It is a scuba diving video taken while diving in Al-Nakheel Beach in North of Obhur, North of Jeddah, KSA. It’s more or less like a documentary about the clownfish and anemones there.
These are clownfish we saw while diving in Sharma, Saudi Arabia. Clownfish are not affected by sea anemone, which is poisonous to most fish. They use the anemone as protection, it is their home and they seem to dance around in it when you get near them. Nemo was a clownfish.
And here are are some from Djibouti, at the far south of the Red Sea. These seem essentialy the same as elsewhere, though I’ve yet to see any with the dark body and thin stripes found in the north.
Clown fish in Djibouti Nov 06
Gooooorgeous diving, and no other divers to be seen!
This video is edited for fun by 2 passioned PADI lovers. https://www.facebook.com/PADI?v=app_415699518519759&app_data=gaReferrerOverride%3D to rate it on the PADI video contest. We hope that more and more the coast will be turned into a wildlife sanctuary. The Whale Sharks needs to be protected, as well as the turtles and every other species whose life depends on the reef wellbeing.
Res Sea Diving. Diving in seven brothers in Djibouti. One of the best dive sites in the world. Lots of happy faces of members of the French Navy based in Djibouti.
And, just for funsies, here are some more videos from Sudan and other Egyptian locations.
“Nemo,” with 3 white stripes, is a Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris); but there are 29 currently known Amphiprion species, and, in the Red Sea, you’ll instead encounter the Two-banded anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus), which, like other anemonefish, lives symbiotically, protecting the toxic anemone that gives it a safe home in exchange.
Amazing tiny creatures. Love them bright colours and always defending their anemones. Just slowly swim towards them with camera and they always approach/confront you – giving you fantastic footage :). Dahab various dive sites.
Shot by Hamad Al Jaber, while diving in Dahab, The Canyon on the 28th May 2010
Uploaded by Tryscubamyfriend.com – LilMac on 2016-02-26.
Veel clownvisjes op 7 meter, dus mooie kleurtjes. Gefilmd op 30 april 2011
Clown Fish (Anemone Fish) @ Sha’ab Rumi Sud, Red Sea, Sudan