Ten Most Beautiful and Colorful Clownfish

Finding Nemo! have you seen that great animated film? If so then you, could you give me what kind of fish is Nemo? Don”t no or not sure what to answer then read on to know where to classify Nemo…

Clownfish belong to the family Pomancentridae comprising about 28 known species from the subfamily Amphiprioninae. Clownfish are endemic on the temperate waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, Red Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. They live side by side with sea anemones. Clownfish comes in different colors such as: gray, red, orange, yellow and some species may bear several patch patterns. Clownfish can reach up to 18 cm (7 in) in length while the smallest species is about 10 cm (4 in). In the wild or in an aquarium, clownfish are really colorful and fascinating ones. Listed below are 10 species of clownfish that will surely thrill you.

Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)

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The maroon clownfish, also known as spine-cheeked clownfish, is the only species of the genus Premnas endemic in the Great Barrier Reef and in the Indo-Pacific region. Maroon clownfish can reach a length of 17 cm and bears white strife across the body. Females are usually bigger and have a more darker color than males.

Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos)

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This species of clownfish lives in lagoons of the Great barrier reefs and Western Pacific including New Caledonia and Tonga. Adults can grow up to 9 mm in length and bear an orange-brown color mark with two white bars. The body is encircled with black edging. One bar runs along the head near the eyes and the other on the body below the dorsal fin.

Red Sea (or two-banded) clownfish (Amphiprion bicinctus)

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Found mostly on coral reefs besides sea anemones in the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean. Red Sea clownfish usually is yellow-orange in color with two black-edged white bands. They can grow up to 14cm. in length.

Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

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A very popular aquarium fish, Ocellaris Clownfish distinguishable mark is its orange color along with three white bars and the fins’ black markings. Adults can reach a length of about 8 cm. In the wild, these clownfish are found off the Indo-Pacific inhabiting coral reefs. One peculiar and rare melanistic variety are found in Darwin, Australia (see photo).

Fire Clownfish (Amphirion melanopus)

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This clownfish species is endemic in the Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, the Philippines, Micronesia and southern Polynesia. It is dark red to orange in color bearing a reddish-brown “saddle” on its back. Juvenile clownfish has white head band and adults can grow up to 12 cm.

Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)

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Another species that is popular among aquarium hobbyist, Ocellaris clownfish is bright orange in color and bear a white stripe that runs across the mouth, between the eyes and ends at the dorsal fin. They can grow up to 5.5 in. In the wild, it is found in the western Pacific Ocean.

Saddleback Clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus)

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The saddleback clownfish is endemic in the western parts of the Pacific Ocean and eastern part of the Indian Ocean. Saddleback clownfish varies in color, from dark brown to yellow orange and a white bar runs behind the eyes. They can grow to about 12 cm in length.

Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion)

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This species of clownfish is easily be recognized by its pink to pinkish-orange color and a narrow white vertical headband. Also, a thin white stripe is visible on its head that begins at the head’s tip and runs on both sides and to the end of the dorsal fin. Pink Skunk clownfish is one of the smaller species that can reach a maximum length of about 4 inches. It is found off the waters of Christmas Islands and in the eastern Indian Ocean.

Yellowtail Clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii)

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It is one species of clownfish that is widespread; found inhabiting reef slopes and lagoons in the tropical waters in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Persian Gulf, Australia, Taiwan and Japan. Clark’s Anemonefish can easily be recognized by its two white bands, one at the back of the eye and the other above the anus. Also, the tail fin may be white or yellow.

Sebae Anemonefish (Amphiprion sebae)

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A rare clownfish species One clownfish species that is endemic in India, Sri Lanka and in some parts in the northern Pacific Ocean. It can attain a maximum length of up to 12 cm.

And here is Nemo… Orange Clownfish (Amphiprion percula)

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23 thoughts on “Ten Most Beautiful and Colorful Clownfish

  1. kulasa

    I love the pink anemone fish most! 😀 fishes too beautiful to eat 🙂 I too wish I could see them in real life…I would probably amazed like a child saying NEMO over and over hehe 😀 Happy day to you po…

  2. gagay

    NEMOOOOOOO!!! how i wish to see real Nemo or even any kind of clownfishes myself. 🙂 But of course, I still prefer to see Nemo first 🙂 thanks for sharing these 10 most beautiful and colorful clownfishes!

  3. Enna Nospmoht

    Orange Clownfish, the Maroon Clownfish and Occelaris are so look alike good thing you indicated the last fish as the Nemo one. I love Nemo, and we are looking forward to watch it 3d. My kids and I can't wait.

  4. Josie

    awwww, so Nemo pala is a clown fish, now ko lng nalaman hehehe, thanks for a new knowledge, better late than never di ba 🙂

  5. Chubskulit Rose

    Nemo is in the house! My kids love watching Clown fish, there is a big aquarium at their Doctor's clinic and every time we go there, they never get bored.

  6. Ria C

    Ang daming relatives ni Nemo! hahahaha…. I never thought there are variations to a clown fish. I thought there's one one of its kind. Thanks for this very informative post Kuya!

  7. Mhie @ Travelentz

    Those are my favourites in the aquarium and I saw the nemo musical show in Disney's Animal Kingdom it was phenomenal 🙂

  8. Raine

    Andito lang pala si Nemo 🙂 I really hope I could see these colorful fishes in real life. Hope I could have a chance to dive or snorkel and see even just one of these fish

  9. Teresa Martinez

    This post certainly offers information that helped me understand better about colorful fishes.

  10. emzkie

    clownfish are just amazing fishes. they have a special feature in them that the sting of the sea anemmones doesnt bother them. i love that movie finding nemo, its my kids fave movie.

  11. Lainy

    I love the orange clownfish Nemo. I haven't watched the movie. I got curious through this post what's the movie all about. I wish I could get to see live all these beautiful, bright and colorful fishes underwater. Gotta be courageous enough to try out diving and snorkeling 🙂

  12. KC

    Aww, si Nemo! Gusto kong maging pet yan kase may aquarium kami.. Kaso palipat na naman kami this year kaya di nalang namin tinuloy.. Yung ibang isda nga sa aquarium namin ngayon, ibabalik namin sa pet shop para ampunin nila kase di pwedeng dalhin.. =((

  13. Clown Fish

    Thanks for discussing about Clown Fish. I appreciate your work and this blog post. Great work, keep this carry on. I would like to visit again and like to read some more interesting information.

  14. Algene

    I used to own clown fish before nung may aquarium pa kami. Pero since we moved out from our old place, wala na akong pet fish 🙂 I love clown fish kasi colorful!

  15. jenn

    good i read on coz i wouldn't have known what kind of fish is Nemo, lol! informative post. 🙂 very cute fish too..

  16. Chubskulit Rose

    Hi Nemo! I did not know that there are different kinds of clown fish, buti na lang you are always providing these kind of stuff Kuya!

  17. Pinx

    Hi Nemo and the other Nemos! hehehe! Who could forget about Nemo??? My little boys and I have watched that a lot of times! Halos memorized na ang mga lines! Nemo is really a darling.

  18. Teresa Martinez

    My daughter wants to have an aquarium containing only clown fishes. I didn't know there are so many different kinds of clown fish. Now I know.

  19. lencilicious

    Revisiting. I can't resists the beauty of clownfish. Every time I visit pet shops, I always found myself looking for nemo in the fish tanks. What an attraction.

  20. cheerful

    clown fish, i have to show this to Isabelle tomorrow, she will be happy to see this…and my favorite is the orange clown fish, guess why?! hehehe! 🙂 anyway, thanks for sharing it.

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