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Here are pics of a pair of A.Omanensis in their natural habitat and also pic of other residents

of the Omani Reef System. "Fuel" and Clownfish lovers in Singapore hope you like the pics.

A.Omanensis pair.

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below photos of other Omani reef residents

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notice the mouth of the BTA top right corner

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A happy camper in Oman :)

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Clownfish and Rare Clownfish are my favorite fish.

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glad you like them..........

Interesting. If not for the lyretail they do really look a lot like dark variants of A. bicinctus from the Red Sea or even chocolate variant of A. akindynos from Australia. :D

Always something more important than fish.

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Interesting. If not for the lyretail they do really look a lot like dark variants of A. bicinctus from the Red Sea or even chocolate variant of A. akindynos from Australia. :D

Fuel, you're spot on. One could easily misidentify A.Akindynos(barrier reef anemonefish) for A.Omanensis and to a lesser extent the brown variation of A.Bicinctus.(found mostly around the Eliat coast of Israel). Except that the Oman Clownfish is endemic to the 1242 mile(2002KM) coastal shallows of Oman.

1st pic A.Akindynos........Middle pic A.Bicinctus.....3rd pic A.Omanensis

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Using the three pics above as a reference guide here are the differences to note.

a) A. Bicinctus in the pic above is a brown variation generally found around the Eliat coast of Israel. It is also this variation that is commonly used in

CB. The 1st band of Bicinctus is generally thicker than that of Omanensis or Akindynos and generally not constricted or separated at the top. Its middle

band while generally narrow is still considerable thick than either Omanensis or Akindynos. Its caudal fin is generally yellowish and never white.

B) Here are the differences between A.Akindynos and A.Omanensis. The pelvic and lower back fins of Omanensis is black while that of Akindynos is generally

yellowish to yellowish brown. Their middle bands are narrow however that of Omanensis is much narrower with a scale count not exceeding 4 scales. Its

caudal fin is also strongly forked or as "Fuel" puts it Lyretail.

I hope this makes it a little easier to sort out the differences between these three Clownfish species.

Clownfish and Rare Clownfish are my favorite fish.

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