Animalia > Chordata > Perciformes > Pomacentridae > Amphiprion > Amphiprion percula

Amphiprion percula (clown fish; orange clown fish; Orange clownfish; Orange anemonefish; Eastern clownfish; Clownfish; Eastern clown anemonefish; Clown anemonefish; Blackfinned clownfish; Damselfish; Puller; Demoiselle; Anemone fish)

Synonyms: Actinicola percula; Amphiprion tunicatus; Lutjanus percula
Language: Cebuano; Danish; Davawenyo; Gela; German; Kagayanen; Makassarese; Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Tagalog; Visayan; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

The orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) is widely known as a popular aquarium fish. Like other clownfishes (also known as anemonefishes), it often lives in association with sea anemones. A. percula is associated specifically with Heteractis magnifica and Stichodactyla gigantea, and as larva use chemical cues released from the anemones to identify and locate the appropriate host species to use them for shelter and protection. This causes preferential selection when finding their anemone host species. Although popular, maintaining this species in captivity is rather complex. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority regulates the number of collection permits that are issued to aquarium fish dealers who seek this, and other tropical fish within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.The symb
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Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal
Diet [1]  Planktivore



Heteractis crispa (Sebae anemone)[2]
Heteractis magnifica (Magnificent sea anemone)[2]
Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant carpet anemone)[2]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0