Blue-lip Anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus Click to enlarge image
A Blue-lip anenomefish at South Solitary Island, Coffs Harbour, 2008. Image: Jonathan Regan
© Jonathan Regan

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    latezonatus
    Genus
    Amphiprion
    Family
    Pomacentridae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 15 cm in length.

Introduction

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.

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.

Habitat

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

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.



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.