Amphiprion percula

Eastern Clown Anemonefish | Blackfinned Clownfish | Clownfish | Orange Clown Anemonefish | Orange Clownfish
Amphiprion percula
Amphiprion percula, Cairns, Photo: Adam Duraj
Amphiprion percula
Amphiprion percula, Burke Is, Torres Strait, Photo: Andrew Green
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Amphiprion percula
Amphiprion percula


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Orange with three black bordered, white bands. Forward edge of middle band bulging towards gills. Black margins on all fins. Almost identical to A. ocellaris (Western Clown Anemonefish), but sometimes with wider black margins around white bars and shorter 1st dorsal fin. Distinguished by location, found east of Torres Strait, including on the Great Barrier Reef.


Max Size: 11 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.3-31.1°C

Depth: 1-15m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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: Infrequent (2.5% 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 (3 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.