Eastern Clown Anemonefish (species: Amphiprion percula) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Amphiprion percula
Eastern Clown Anemonefish

©Lyle Vail: Amphiprion percula in anemone Radianthus magnifica at the lagoon bommie, Lizard Island.

©Andy Lewis: Eastern Clown Anemonefish at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Amphiprion percula in anemone Radianthus magnifica on the northern side of Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Amphiprion
Species Amphiprion percula



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 11 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen (1992). Field guide to anemonefishes and their host sea anemones Western Australian Museum, Perth, WA.

Other references

  • Fautin, D.G. (1984). Competition by anemonefishes for a preferred host actinian, American Zoologist, 24(3): 543. LIRS catalog number 193.
  • Fautin, D.G. (1985). Why do anemonefishes inhabit only some host actinians? "Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, Tahiti".5, : 373-377(?). LIRS catalog number 189.
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