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Eastern Clown Anemonefish

Amphiprion percula

(Image credit: David Harasti)

The Eastern Clown Anemonefish, known for it’s appearance in Disney’s “Finding Nemo”, is orange with three thick white vertical bars across its body that typically bulge forwards and have relatively broad black margins. The Eastern Clown Anemonefish is almost identifical to its western counter-part, A. ocellaris, with the species distinguished by location (east vs. west of Torres Strait) and thicker black margins and shorter dorsal fins found on A. percula.

Length: to 11cm.


Live inside of anemones on coral or rocky reefs; depth 1-15m.

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Log it south of K'gari/Stradbroke Island in QLD

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Stuart-Smith et al. 2015; Fishes of Australia; Australian Museum; Reef Life Survey; Froese & Pauly 2017.

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2396; http://reeflifesurvey.com/species/chaetodon-rafflesii/; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/165680/0

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