Amphiprion sandaracinos

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Amphiprion sandaracinos
Amphiprion sandaracinos, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Pink to pale orange body with white line extending along back from tail base extending onto the upper lip, unlike the similar, but paler coloured Amphiprion akallopisos, which also has a narrower stripe that finishes before the upper lip. A. perideraion (Pink Anemonefish) also similar, but also has a thin white band on the side of the head.


Max Size: 14 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 27-31.1°C

Depth: 3-20m

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: Least Concern

Occurrence: Infrequent (2.0% 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 (4 per transect)

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