Australian Fish

Ocellaris Clownfish

Ocellaris Clownfish -

Amphiprion ocellaris

Other Names: Clown anemonefish, anemonefish, common clownfish or false percula clownfish.

Family: Pomacentridae (damselfishes and clownfishes)

Size: To 11 cm

Distribution: Found in the Eastern Indian Ocean and in the western Pacific Ocean. They can also be found in Northern Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan.

Status: Least Concern

Habitat: Amphiprion ocellaris typically lives in small groups on outer reef slopes or in sheltered lagoons at a maximal depth of 15 meters. It inhabits three different species of sea anemones: Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla gigantea and Stichodactyla mertensii and have symbiotic relationships with the anemone.

References: Wikipedia

About the Ocellaris Clownfish

The character Nemo from the Disney movies is a common clownfish.

Ocellaris Clownfish - Amphiprion ocellaris
Photo: Sydney Aquarium. High Resolution 1868 x 1352.

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Frogs
Australian Spiders and Their Faces

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