INDO-PACIFIC Coral Reef
damselfish & anemonefish 

This huge family includes some of the most famous of all coral reef fish...

Family Pomacentridae, 'Damselfish'

Abudefduf sexfasciatus, 'Scisor-tail Sergeant', (Aitutaki Fiji).

Amphiprion spp., 'Anemonefish' 'Nemos'

These famous fish are always found near or within the tentacles of a host anemonefish.

Amphiprion ocellarus, 'False/Common Clownfish', (Misool, Indonesia).

Amphiprion melanopus 'Red and Black Anemonefish', with Entacmaea quadricolor (Rajah Ampat, Indonesia).

Amphiprion frenatus, 'Tomato Clownfish' (Miyako Island, Japan).

Amphiprion rubrocinctus, 'Australian Anemonefish' (Turquoise Bay Ningaloo). Only found off the north west and top end coasts of Australia.


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.