Red and Black Anemonefish

Common Name: Red and Black Anemonefish

Scientific Name: Amphiprion melanopus


The Red and Black Anemonefish usually has one white bar on the head behind the eye, although some fish lack a bar. Its breast, belly and dorsal fin are red to orange. Much of the side of the body is black.


This species grows to 12cm in length.

Location or Region Found

It lives in association with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor.

The Red and Black Anemonefish is known from the tropical Western Pacific.

In Australia it is recorded off north-western Western Australia and from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, south to the central coast of New South Wales.

Other Types of Anemonefish