Amphiprion ocellarisWestern clown anemonefish | Clownfish | False Clown Anemonefish | False Clownfish | Western Clownfish
Orange with three black bordered, white bands. Forward edge of middle band bulging towards gills. Black margins on all fins. Almost identical to A. percula (Eastern clown anemonefish) but with taller 1st dorsal fin and usually less black around the white bars. Also differs by location, occuring west of Torres Strait.
Max Size: 11 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.4-31.8°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 2.04
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (14.0% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.