Blackback Anemonefish, Black Anemonefish, Chocolate Clownfish, Dusky Anemonefish, Fire Clownfish, Red and black Anemonefish
Amphiprion melanopus, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Amphiprion melanopus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Amphiprion melanopus, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Amphiprion melanopus, Coral Sea, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Orange with one white bar on head behind eye, black on sides and black or mainly black pelvic and anal fins. Similar to A. rubrocinctus (Australian anemonefish) has orange anal fin and less black on pelvic fins. A. melanopus also differs by location, occurring east of Torres Strait.
Max Size: 12 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.9-30.5°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.