Amphiprion ocellaris

Fish: Amphiprion ocellaris or False clownfish

Distribution:  In coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, particularly in the Fiji and Tonga regions.

Habitat: Amphiprion ocellaris lives in coral reefs  in lagoons and slopes, and lives in association with the sea anemone Heteractis magnifica, and other sea anemone species, notably Stichodactyla gigantea.

Mating: Amphiprion ocellaris are initially male; the largest fish in a group becomes female.

Interesting fact: The bright orange base striped with white found on this clownfish species allows it to be undetected in its surroundings of fluorescent corals and anemones.



This photo was taken in Bait Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.