Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pomacentridae > Amphiprion > Amphiprion ocellaris

Amphiprion ocellaris (Clown anemonefish; Clownfish; Common clownfish; False clown anemonefish; Western clown anemonefish; Western clownfish; Damselfish; Puller; False clownfish; Demoiselle; Anemone demoiselle; Anemone fish)

Synonyms: Amphiprion bicolor; Amphiprion melanurus
Language: Danish; Japanese; Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

The ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), also known as the false percula clownfish or common clownfish, is a marine fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae which includes clownfishes and damselfishes. Amphiprion ocellaris are found in different colors, depending on where they are located. For example, black Amphiprion ocellaris with white bands can be found near northern Australia, Southeast Asia, and Japan. Orange or red-brown Amphiprion ocellaris also exist with three white bands (like mentioned above) spanning from its body and head. Amphiprion ocellaris can be distinguished from other Amphriphon fish based on the number of pectoral rays and dorsal spines. Amphiprion ocellaris are known to grow about 110 mm long. Like many other fish species, females are, however, larger than
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Water Biome [1]  Reef
Diet [1]  Planktivore



Heteractis magnifica (Magnificent sea anemone)[2]
Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant carpet anemone)[2]
Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's carpet sea anemone)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Andaman Island; Andaman Sea; Australia; Bay of Bengal; Calamianes Islands; Davao Gulf; Gulf of Thailand; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indo-West Pacific: eastern Indian Ocean including Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, and northwest Australia to Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines; ranges north to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands.; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Lagonoy Gulf; Lingayen Gulf; Lutao Island; Malaysia; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Philippines; Ragay Gulf; Ryukyu Islands; San Miguel Bay; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sorsogon Bay; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Thailand; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
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