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  Clark's Anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii)





Clark's Anemonefish | Amphiprion clarkii photo
Clark's Anemonefish or Yellowtail Clownfish with sea anemone.

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Clark's Anemonefish | Amphiprion clarkii photo
Clark's Anemonefish

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Clark's Anemonefish | Amphiprion clarkii photo
Clark's Anemonefish photographed at the Underwater World aquarium, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Clark's Anemonefish | Amphiprion clarkii photo
Barrier Reef Anemonefish photographed at the Underwater World aquarium, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Clark's Anemonefish | Amphiprion clarkii photo
Barrier Reef Anemonefish photographed at the Underwater World aquarium, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



CLARK'S ANEMONEFISH FACTS

Description
Clark's Anemonefish is variable in color. It has two white bands - one behind the eye and one above the anus. It usually has a third bar at the tail base. The tail fin is white, or yellowish. Clark's Anemonefish has a wider bar on the side of the body than the similar looking Orange-fin Anemonefish.

Size
length to 15cm

Habitat
lagoons, outer reef slopes. It lives amongst the tentacles of anemones including Cryptodendrum adhaesivum, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Stichodactyla mertensii. It is found at depths from 1m to 60m.

Food
omnivorous - diet includes zooplankton, algae

Breeding
Oviparous, with elliptical eggs

Range
Clark's Anemonefish is found in the western Indo-Pacific to Western Australia, and throughout the Indo-Australian Archipelago.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae
Genus:Amphiprion
Species:clarkii
Common Name:Clark's Anemonefish

Relatives in same Genus
  Barrier Reef Anemonefish (A. akindynos)
  Orange-fin Anemonefish (A. chrysopterus)
  Red and Black Anemonefish (A. melanopus)
  False-Clown Anemonefish (A. ocellaris)
  Clown Anemonefish (Clownfish) (A. percula)
  Pink Anemonefish (A. perideraion)