Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in their Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) home on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
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The False-Clown Anemonefish is orange with black markings on the fins. It has three white bars with one on the head, one on the body and a third bar on the tail stem. The central bar usually has a rounded bulge. There is a black form with white bars found around Darwin in the Northern Territory. The False-Clown Anemonefish is closely related to the Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion percula) which is brighter orange, has a more rounded tail, and has bright orange irises.
length to 9cm
shallow lagoons of coral reefs. Associated with the anemones Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla gigantea, Stichodactyla mertensii. Found at depths from 3m to 15m.
feeds on algae and zooplankton.
The False-Clown Anemonefish is found in tropical marine waters from Japan, South-east Asia and south to Australia. In Australia it is found around the north-western coast of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
|Common Name:||False-Clown Anemonefish|
Relatives in same Genus
Barrier Reef Anemonefish (A. akindynos)
Orange-fin Anemonefish (A. chrysopterus)
Clark's Anemonefish (A. clarkii)
Red and Black Anemonefish (A. melanopus)
Clown Anemonefish (Clownfish) (A. percula)
Pink Anemonefish (A. perideraion)