Clark’s Anemonefish

Clark’s anemonefish or the Yellowtail clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii) is a widely distributed clownfish. It is found in tropical waters, in lagoons and on outer reef slopes, from the Persian Gulf to Western Australia and throughout the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean as far as Melanesia and Micronesia, and as far north as Taiwan, southern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
Clark’s Anemonefish is a spectacularly colourful fish, with vivid black, white and yellow stripes, though the exact pattern shows considerable geographical variation. There are normally two white bands, one behind the eye and one above the anus. The tail fin may be white or yellow, but is always lighter than rest of the body.

Picture: Andaman & Nicobar, India by Sami Salmenkivi


Maroon Clownfish [Premnas biaculeatus]



x Spine-cheeked clownfish juvenile




The Maroon clownfish, the spine-cheeked clownfish, or the maroon anemonefish, Premnas biaculeatus, is a species of clownfish that is found in the Indo-Pacific from western Indonesia to Taiwan and the Great Barrier Reef.[1] They can grow up to be about 17 cm (6. 7 in), and as they grow, they become more aggressive towards other clownfish. It is the only member of the genus Premnas, although it has been suggested that the taxon epigrammata from Sumatra should be recognized as a distinct species, Premnas epigrammata (Fowler, 1904).

The stripes across the body are normally white, but they are yellow in the taxon epigrammata. The female is usually larger than the male and dark red or maroon, and the male smaller and a bright red.

Picture: Misool Islands, Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia by Sami Salmenkivi

Red Saddleback Clownfish [Amphiprion ephippium]

Red saddleback anemonefish or clownfish, Amphiprion ephippium, is a clownfish that lives in the Indo-Pacific area. They are considered small even for a clownfish, but are very aggressive toward other animals, especially to other types of clownfish. They don’t have the typical stripe. (text source: Wikipedia)

Picture: Andaman & Nicobar, India by Sami Salmenkivi