Table 1

Interaction matrix between clownfishes and their sea anemone hosts
Cryptodendrum adhaesivum Entacmaea quadricolor Heteractis aurora Heteractis. crispa Heteractis magnifica Macrodactyla doreensis Stichodactyla gigantea Stichodactyla haddoni Stichodactyla mertensii Heteractis malu
Amphiprion akallopisos + +
Amphiprion akindynos + + + + + +
Amphiprion allardi + + +
Amphiprion barberi + +
Amphiprion bicinctus + + + + + +
Amphiprion chagosensis (+)
Amphiprion chrysogaster + + + +
Amphiprion chrysopterus + + + + + + +
Amphiprion clarkii + + + + + + + + + +
Amphiprion ephippium + +
Amphiprion frenatus +
Amphiprion fuscocaudatus +
Amphiprion latezonatus +
Amphiprion latifasciatus +
Amphiprion leucokranos + + +
Amphiprion mccullochi +
Amphiprion melanopus + + +
Amphiprion nigripes +
Amphiprion ocellaris + + +
Amphiprion omanensis + + +
Amphiprion pacificus +
Amphiprion percula + + +
Amphiprion perideraion + + + +
Amphiprion polymnus + + +
Amphiprion rubrocinctus + +
Amphiprion sandaracinos + +
Amphiprion sebae +
Amphiprion thiellei (+) (+)
Amphiprion tricinctus + + + +
Premnas biaculeatus +

Known interactions are shown by plus signs. Field records are lacking for A. chagonsensis and A. thiellei, the most probable host is shown between parentheses. The species status of A. leucokranos and A. thiellei is debated as they may be natural hybrids [20].

Litsios et al.

Litsios et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:212   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-212

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