Amphiprion rubrocinctus

Australian Anemonefish
Amphiprion rubrocinctus
Amphiprion rubrocinctus, adult, Photo: Graham Edgar
Amphiprion rubrocinctus
Amphiprion rubrocinctus, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Amphiprion rubrocinctus
Amphiprion rubrocinctus, adult, Exmouth, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
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Amphiprion rubrocinctus
Amphiprion rubrocinctus
Amphiprion rubrocinctus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Similar to A. melanopus (Blackback Anemonefish) in possessing orange and black body with single wide pale bar behind eye, but has more orange on anal and pelvic fins. Also distinguishable by location, restricted to NW and northern Australia west of Torres Strait.


Max Size: 12 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.3-32.4°C

Depth: 1-8m

Habitat Generalization Index: 2.38

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 (9.3% 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.