Clown Anemonefish

Common Name: Clown Anemonefish
Scientific Name: Amphiprion percula


The Clown Anemonefish can be recognised by its orange colour with three white bars (the middle bar usually has a rounded bulge anteriorly) and black markings on the fins.

Special Features or Diet

This species grows to 8 cm in length and feeds on algae and zooplankton.


It usually lives in the tentacles of two species of sea anemone. In sheltered inshore reefs it lives in Stichodactyla gigantea, and on outer reefs it usually lives in Heteractis magnifica.

Location or Region Found

The Clown Anemonefish is found in depths from 1 m to 12 m.

It occurs in tropical marine waters of Melanesia and Queensland. In Australia it is known from the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.