Spine-cheek Anemonefish

Common Name: Spine-cheek Anemonefish

Scientific Name: Premnas biaculeatus


The Spine-cheek Anemonefish can be recognised by its brown to red body, two or three pale (usually white) bands, and a long spine below both eyes.


This species lives among the tentacles of the sea anemone Entacmaea quadricolor. It feeds on zooplankton and algae.

Location or Region Found

Spine-cheek Anemonefish occurs on coral reefs in marine waters of the eastern Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

Other Types of Anemonefish