Morse Code Maroon Clownfish

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Morse Code Maroon Clownfish

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The Morse Code Maroon Clownfish is a variation of the White Stripe Maroon Clownfish. In addition to its 3 white stripes the Morse Code Maroon has unusual white markings in the form of dots and dashes and therefore the name – Morse Code Maroon. Science has come a long way since the scientist and artist Samuel Morse invented the Morse Code in 1836. Each Morse Code Maroon is unique (see picture below). It might seem surprising, but the unusual pattern on the Morse Code Maroon is a naturally occurring color variation. The parent fish were collected from Papua New Guinea (PNG) and have similar unusual Morse Code-like white markings. In fact several white stripe maroon clownfish with unusual patterns have been collected in this area of the Pacific Ocean including the well-known Lightning Maroon Clownfish that was collected by the SEASMART Program. Maroon Clownfish are the largest-sized species of clownfish and can reach a length of 6” as an adult. They belong to the genus Premnas and are therefore different than all the other clownfish species, which belongs to the genus Amphiprion. Premnas is Latin for “spiny cheek” and if you look closely you will see the spines protruding from each side of the head underneath the eyes.

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