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Amphiprion frenatus

Inggu Tomato
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2017
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The taxonomic status is pending for approval



The body of the tomato anemonefish is moderately deep and compressed. It possesses a caudal fin that is only slightly emarginated. Adults have a single white bar on the head. The females are mostly blackish on the sides with red or orange snout, breast, belly, and fins, while the males are mostly red or orange with no blackish colouring and are much smaller than females. In comparison, the juveniles consist of two or three white bars. This species is found in lagoon reefs and embayments with depths ranging from 1 to 12 metres (Matsunuma et al., 2011).


No Description Suitability Seasonality
Marine Neritic → Coral Reef - Lagoon
Suitable Resident
References :


Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2017 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)


by State Location
  • Johore 1
  • Pahang 1
  • Sabah 1
  • Terengganu 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images


  1. Yusuf, Y.B., Mohd Norizam, M., Ali, A.B. & Zaidnuddin, I. (2001). Coral Reef Fish of Some Selected Sites at Pulau Redang Marine Park, Terengganu: A Brief Study. Proceeding of National Symposium on Marine Park and Terengganu Islands, 34-45
  1. Island Life: A Natural History of Pulau Tengah, Johor, Malaysia, 2018. WS Lifestyle, Singapore. pp. 163.
  2. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  3. Motomura, H., Kimura, S., Seah, Y.G., Sheikh Abdul Kadir, S.T. & Mazlan, A.G. (2021). Reef and Shore Fishes of Bidong Island, off east coast of Malay Peninsula.. The Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima, Japan. pp. 80.
  4. Norhayati, A., Goeden, G. & Jamili, N. (2018). Life in the triangle: Tun Sakaran Marine Park and Sipadan Island Park. Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia. pp. 170.
  5. Phang, S.M., Affendi, Y.A., Ooi, J.L.S. & Haji, A.J.M. (2008). Natural History of The Pulau Tioman Group of Islands. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya, Malaysia. pp. 292.
  6. Yusri, A., Hamdan, J. & Abdul Rahman, A.M. (2010). Ikan Laut Malaysia: Glosari Nama Sahih Spesis Ikan . Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 290.
Chapter in book
  1. Gambang, A.C., Daud, A., Lim, A.P.K. & Osman, M. (2004). Fish Community of Pulau Layang Layang. In Mohamed, P.A. (Ed.), Marine Biodiversity of Pulau Layang Layang, Malaysia. Marine Research Station Layang Layang (MARSAL), Fisheries Research Institute, Department of Fisheries Malaysia. pp. 43-58.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurliyana Binti Abd Rahman, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Norhayati Binti Ahmad

Species Citation :- Amphiprion frenatus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via [Retrieved 02 March 2024].

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