Clownfish Diversity: A Treasure and A Challenge
Expanded & Complete online edition, By Matt Pedersen
Given the scope of Pedersen’s coverage of the natural biodiveristy in Anemonefishes / Clownfishes, there simply wasn’t enough room to print it all. Pedersen’s first two installments of this series were published in the September / October 2014 issue of CORAL Magazine:
- New Age Mutant Cownfishes (partial excerpt) – A breeder takes a fresh look into the future of aberrant anemonefishes
- Playing With Matches: Hybrid Clownfishes (partial excerpt) – They can fuel the fires of conservation or burn everything to the ground
Sections of this third and final installment of Pedersen’s Clownfish series are broken out into separate online bonus installments.
- Clownfish Diversity: A Treasure and A Challenge – an abridged introduction as published in the November/December 2014 issue of CORAL Magazine
- Anemonefishes and Their 2014 Taxonomic State – a look at our evolving understanding the relationships between clownfish species
- It Was Always the Red Clownfish from Fiji: Amphiprion barberi – how geography and provenance overcome the transitional nature of man-made taxonomy
- Clownfish Species Hiding in Plain Sight? – Pedersen explains his opinions on the Darwin (Black) Ocellaris and Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish and argues they deserve a fresh look
- The Challenging And Diverse Blue Stripe Clownfishes – Pedersen lays out the geographic biodiveristy of 3 to 5 distinct forms, possibly undescribed species, all lumped under Amphiprion chrysopterus.
- Geographic Variants Within the 30 Current Species of Clownfishes – Pedersen examines the foundation of work laid by others, and lays out a wide-ranging survey of the observed geographic variants of Anemonefishes
- The Role of Captive Propagation in Clownfish Preservation – Pedersen re-raises “The Aquarium Ark” in the context of preserving the natural biogeographic diveristy of Anemonefishes.
- Changing Our Clownfish Mindset – What can (and should) aquarists do with a deeper understanding of Clownfish biodiversity?