Animal Species:Wideband Anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus (Waite, 1900)

As its standard name implies, the Wideband Anemonefish has blue lips as well as a broad bar on the sides of the body. It lives in association with anemones on offshore reefs.

Wideband Anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus

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Standard Common Name

Wideband Anemonefish

Alternative Name/s

It has also been called the Blue-lip Anemonefish and Wide-striped Anemonefish.

Identification

The Blue-lip Anemonefish is most easily separated from the other Australian anemonefishes by the presence of a broad bar on the sides of the body.

Size range

The species grows to 15 cm in length.

Distribution

The species occurs from southern Queensland to northern New South Wales and Lord Howe Island.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Amphiprion latezonatus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Wideband Anemonefish specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Habitat

It lives in association with anemones on offshore reefs in depths of 15 m to 45 m.

Classification

Species:
latezonatus
Genus:
Amphiprion
Family:
Pomacentridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1991. Damselfishes of the World. Mergus. Pp. 271.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.


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