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.
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.
It lives in association with anemones on offshore reefs in depths of 15 m to 45 m.
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.
- Allen, G.R. 1991. Damselfishes of the World. Mergus. Pp. 271.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.