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Clark's anemonefish Size to 12 cm. Black to entirely orange with pair of white to pale bluish bars. Tail can be white or yellow, usually with abrupt boundary if body dark, Other fins variably black to yellow.orange. Lives in symbiosis with up to 10 different anemone species. Several dive sites around Lankayan, Sabah. Amphiprion clarkii,Clarks Anemonefish,Fall,Geotagged,Malaysia Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Clark's anemonefish

Size to 12 cm. Black to entirely orange with pair of white to pale bluish bars. Tail can be white or yellow, usually with abrupt boundary if body dark, Other fins variably black to yellow.orange. Lives in symbiosis with up to 10 different anemone species. Several dive sites around Lankayan, Sabah.

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  1. Silly question, but is this the "finding Nemo" species? Posted 4 years ago
    1. No, this is not the species featured in Finding Nemo, which is Amphiprion ocellaris :

      Nemo - Amphiprion ocellaris This Clownfish can be aggressive to protect their 'patch' of anemone host.<br />
Usually, when divers get close to them, they tends to hide among the tentacles of the anemone host, and other times, the bigger one, that's the Female may approach the divers to attack them.  They do bite if the divers insist on  backing off. Amphiprion ocellaris,Anilao,Clownfish,Geotagged,Nemo,Ocellaris Clownfish,Philippines,Summer

      Posted 3 years ago
      1. Looks more like it, thanks! Posted 3 years ago

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Clark's anemonefish or the Yellowtail clownfish 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.

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jun 20, 2016. Captured Sep 30, 2015 06:09 in Malaysia.
  • XZ-1
  • f/4.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 8.16mm