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Entacmaea quadricolor (Leuckart in Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)

289898  (

marine, terrestrial
Not documented
Rodríguez, E.; Fautin, D; Daly, M. (2023). World List of Actiniaria. Entacmaea quadricolor (Leuckart in Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828). Accessed through: Odido, M.; Appeltans, W.; BelHassen, M.; Mussai, P.; Nsiangango, S.E.; Vandepitte, L.; Wambiji, N.; Zamouri, N. Jiddou, A.M. (Eds) (2023) African Register of Marine Species at: on 2023-12-04
Odido, M.; Appeltans, W.; BelHassen, M.; Mussai, P.; Nsiangango, S.E.; Vandepitte, L.; Wambiji, N.; Zamouri, N. Jiddou, A.M. (Eds) (2023). African Register of Marine Species. Entacmaea quadricolor (Leuckart in Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828). Accessed at: on 2023-12-04
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
2009-09-14 12:31:43Z
2009-12-24 09:07:43Z
2015-10-13 10:34:41Z

context source (HKRMS) ERM. (2003). The Proposed Submarine Gas Pipelines from Cheng Tou Jiao Liquefied Natural Gas Receiving Terminal, Shenzhen to Tai Po Gas Production Plant, Hong Kong. EIA report. Submitted to The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited. [details]   

basis of record den Hartog, J. C. & van der Land, J. (2000-2007). As a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Khan R.N., Becker J.H.A., Crowther A.L. & Lawn I.A., (2004). Spatial distribution of symbiotic shrimps (Periclimenes holthuisi, P. brevicarpalis, Thor amboinensis) on the sea anemone Stichodactyla haddoni. J.Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K., 84, 201-203., available online at
page(s): 202 [details]   

additional source Kim, I.H. (2006). Poecilostomatoid copepods (Rhynchomolgidae) associated with sea anemones (Actiniaria) from Korea. Integrative Biosciences 10:145-161.
page(s): 161 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source England, K. W. (1987). Certain Actiniaria (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) from the Red Sea and tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), 53(4): 205-292
page(s): 206, 208, 274, 277-278 [details]   

additional source Fautin, D. G.; Hand, C. H. (2000). Metridium farcimen, the valid name of a common North Pacific sea anemone (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Acontiaria). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 113(4): 1151-1161
page(s): 1159 [details]   

additional source Dunn, D. F. (1981). The clownfish sea anemones: Stichodactylidae (Coelenterata: Actiniaria) and other sea anemones symbiotic with pomacentrid fishes. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 71, 1, 1-115
page(s): 3, 15-28, 39, 45, 56, 106-108 [details]   

additional source Fautin, D. G. (1988). Sea anemones (Actiniaria and Corallimorpharia) of Madang Province. Science in New Guinea, 14(1): 22-29
page(s): 23 Tab. 1, 24 [details]   

additional source Richardson, D. L. (1999). Correlates of environmental variables with patterns in the distribution and abundance of two anemonefishes (Pomacentridae: Amphiprion) on an eastern Australian sub-tropical reef system. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 55, 255-263
page(s): 256-257, 262 [details]   

additional source Richardson, D. L.; Harriott, V. J.; Harrison, P. L. (1997). Distribution and abundance of giant sea anemones (Actiniaria) in subtropical eastern Australian waters. Marine and Freshwater Research, 48, 59-66
page(s): 59-66 [details]   

additional source Fautin, D. G. (1985). Competition by anemone fishes for host actinians. Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, 5, 373-377
page(s): 373-377 [details]   

additional source Fautin, D. G. (1986). Why do anemonefishes inhabit only some host actinians?. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 15(3): 171-180
page(s): 171-176, 178-179 [details]   

additional source Arvedlund, M.; McCormick, M. I.; Fautin, D. G.; Bildsøe, M. (1999). Host recognition and possible imprinting in the anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 188, 207-218
page(s): 208-216 [details]   

additional source Arellano, S. M.; Fautin, D. G. (2001). Redescription and range extension of the sea anemone Exocoelactis actinostoloides (Wassilieff, 1908), with revision of genus Exocoelactis (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Actiniaria). Zoosystema, 23, 4, 645-657
page(s): 656 [details]   

additional source Uchida, H.; Soyama, I. (2001). Sea Anemones in Japanese Waters. TBS. Japan., pp. 157.
page(s): 72, 150, 155 [details]   

additional source Paulay, G.; Puglisi, M. P.; Starmer, J. A. (2003). The non-scleractinian Anthozoa (Cnidaria) of the Mariana Islands. Micronesica, 35-36, 138-155
page(s): 147 [details]   

additional source Chintiroglou, C. C.; Doumenc, D. A.; Le Renard, J.; Foubert, A.; Kolyva-Machaira, P. (1996). Classification of cnidarian nematocysts using multivariate and digital image analysis. Bios, 4, 123-135
page(s): 127 [details]   

additional source Mitchell, J. S. (2003). Mobility of Stichodactyla gigantea sea anemones and implications for resident false clown anemonefish, Amphiprion ocellaris. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 66, 85-90
page(s): 87 [details]   

additional source Khan, R. N.; Becker, J. H. A.; Crowther, A. L.; Lawn, I. D. (2003). Sea anemone host selection by the symbiotic saddled cleaner shrimp Periclimenes holthuisi. Marine and Freshwater Research, 54, 653-656
page(s): 653, 656 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E. (2004). Baker Island coral data [Table unnumbered]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Astalhov, D. A. (2002). Species composition of anemonefishes (Perciformes, Pomacentridae) and their host sea anemones (Cnidaria, Actiniaria) in the Khanhhoa Province (South Vietnam). Journal of Ichthyology, 42(1): 37-50
page(s): 37-46, 48 [details]   

additional source Brolund, T. M.; Tychsen, A.; Nielsen, L. E.; Arvedlund, M. (2004). An assemblage of the host anemone Heteractis magnifica in the northern Red Sea, and distribution of the resident anemonefish. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 84, 671-674
page(s): 671, 674 [details]   

additional source Hattori, A. (2006). Vertical and horizontal distribution patterns of the giant sea anemone Heteractis crispa with symbiotic anemonefish on a fringing coral reef. Journal of Ethology, 24(1): 51-57
page(s): 51 [details]   

additional source Scott, A.; Harrison, P. L. (2005). Syncronous spawning of host sea anemones. Coral Reefs, 24, 208
page(s): 208 [details]   

additional source Fautin, D. G. (1991). The anemonefish symbiosis: what is known and what is not. Symbiosis, 10, 23-46
page(s): 25, 33, 36, 39, 41 [details]   

additional source Acuña, F. H.; Griffiths, C. L. (2004). Species richness, endemicity and distribution patterns of South African sea anemones (Cnidaria: Actiniaria & Corallimorpharia). African Zoology, 39(2): 193-200
page(s): 196 [details]   

additional source Arvedlund, M.; Hattori, A.; Iwao, K.; Takemura, A. (2006). When cleanerfish become anemonefish. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86, 1265-1266
page(s): 1265, 1266 [details]   

additional source Scott, A.; Harrison, P. L. (2007). Broadcast spawning of two species of sea anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor and Heteractis crispa, that host anemonefish. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 50(3): 163-171
page(s): 163-169 [details]   

additional source Chadwick, N. E.; Arvedlund, M. (2005). Abundance of giant sea anemones and patterns of association with anemonefish in the northern Red Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85(5): 1287-1292
page(s): 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, 1291 [details]   

additional source Scott, A.; Harrison, P. L. (2008). Larval settlement and juvenile development of sea anemones that provide habitat for anemonefish. Marine Biology, 154(5): 833-839
page(s): 833-835, 837-838 [details]   

additional source Arvedlund, M.; Iwao, K.; Brolund, T. M.; Takemura, A. (2006). Juvenile Thalassoma amblycephalum Bleeker (Labridae, Teleostei) dwelling among the tentacles of sea anemones: a cleanerfish with an unusual talent?. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 329, 161-173
page(s): 161, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171 [details]   

additional source Scott, A.; Harrison, P. L. (2007). Embryonic and larval development of the host sea anemones Entacmaea quadricolor and Heteractis crispa. Biological Bulletin, 213, 110-121
page(s): 110-119 [details]   

additional source Fautin, D. G.; Crowther, A. L.; Wallace, C. C. (2008). Sea anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 54(1): 35-64
page(s): 36, 39, 40, 46, 47 [details]   

additional source Tasdemir, A.; Khan, F.; Jowitt, T. A.; Iuzzolino, L.; Lohmer, S.; Corazza, S.; Schmidt, T. J. (2008). Engineering of a monomeric fluorescent protein AsGFP499 [499 as subscript] and its applications in a dual translocation and transcription assay. Protein Engineering, Design & Selection, 21(10): 613-622
page(s): 616 [details]   

additional source Hattori, A. (2005). High mobility of the protandrous anemonefish Amphiprion frenatus: nonrandom pair formation in limited shelter space. Ichthyological Research, 52, 57-63
page(s): 58, 59 [details]   

additional source Fautin, D. G.; Tan, S. H.; Tan, R. (2009). Sea anemones (Cnidaria: Actiniaria) of Singapore: abundant and well-known shallow-water species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 22, 121-143
page(s): 121, 123, 128, 139, 140 [details]   

additional source den Hartog, J. C. (1994). Sea anemones of the Seychelles. J. van der Land (eds.). National Museum of Natural History. Leiden, chapter 6.2, volume 2, pp. 75-79
page(s): 77, 78 [details]   

additional source Chen, C.; Soong, K.; Chen, C. A. (2008). The smallest oocytes among broadcast-spawning actiniarians and a unique lunar reproductive cycle in a unisexual population of the sea anemone, Aiptasia pulchella (Anthozoa: Actiniaria). Zoological Studies, 47(1): 37-45
page(s): 38 [details]   

additional source Roopin, M.; Chadwick, N. E. (2009). Benefits to host sea anemones from ammonia contributions of resident anemonefish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 370, 27-34
page(s): 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 [details]   

additional source Allen, G. R.; Drew, J.; Kaufman, L. (2008). Amphiprion barberi, a new species of anemonefish (Pomacentridae) from Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. Aqua -- International Journal of Ichthyology, 14(3): 105-114
page(s): 114 [details]   

additional source Dunn, D. F. (1982). Cnidaria. McGraw-Hill Book Company. New York and other cities., volume 1, pp. 669-706
page(s): 694 [details]   

additional source Dunn, D. F. (1985). Sea anemones that harbor symbiotic pomacentrid fishes in the western Pacific. National Geographic Society Research Reports, 18, 279-283
page(s): 280 [details]   

additional source den Hartog, J. C. (1997). Notes on the genus Amphiprion Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) and its host sea anemones in the Seychelles. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden, 71(17), 181-188
page(s): 181-184, 186 [details]   

additional source Hirose, Y. (1985). Habitat, distribution and abundance of coral reef sea-anemones (Actiniidae and Stichodactylidae) in Sesoko Island, Okinawa, with notes on expansion and contraction behavior. Galaxea, 4(2), 113-127
page(s): 114, 116-125 [details]   

additional source Porat, D.; Chadwick-Furman, N. E. (2004). Effects of anemonefish on giant sea anemones: expansion behavior, growth, and survival. Hydrobiologia, 530/531, 513-520
page(s): 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519 [details]   

ecology source Bennett-Smith, M. F.; Majoris, J. E.; Titus, B. M.; Berumen, M. L. (2021). Clownfish hosting anemones (Anthozoa, Actiniaria) of the Red Sea: new associations and distributions, historical misidentifications, and morphological variability. <em>Marine Biodiversity Records.</em> 14(1)., available online at [details]   
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