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.
About the Ocellaris Clownfish
The character Nemo from the Disney movies is a common clownfish.
Photo: Sydney Aquarium. High Resolution 1868 x 1352.