An Introduction To Clownfish Biodiversity: The Percula & Biaculeatus Groups

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I’m looking at you… I’m looking at you… The basal split in the evolution of clownfishes occurred roughly ten million years ago (Litsios et al 2014), resulting in a clade comprised of the Percula & Ocellaris Clownfishes (A. percula & A. ocellaris), plus the Maroon Clownfish (P. biaculeatus). But while these are some of the most well-known species in the genus (see: Nemo), their close relationship hasn’t always been reflected taxonomically, and there are still

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