Cinnamon clownfish, red and black anemonefish, blackbacked anemonefish, dusky anemonefish
Distribution: from eastern Indonesia to the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, including Guam, Palau and the Great Barrier Reef.
Usually hosted in large colonies by Entacmaea quadricolor sea anemones, occasionally by Heteractis crispa and Heteractis magnifica.
Often confused with Amphiprion frenatus (distinguished by location and black anal fin) and Amphiprion barberi (distinguished by location and orange-red color).
at Tekek South Bay (Malaysia) © anne
at Ilot Larégnère (New Caledonia) © fongi
at Plage de Moara (New Caledonia) © fongi
at La Piscine Naturelle (New Caledonia) © fongi
at Baie de Jinek (New Caledonia) © fongi
at Îlot Redika (New Caledonia) © fongi
at Opal Reef (Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef)
at Jokin Cliffs (New Caledonia)
at Baie de Jinek (New Caledonia)
at Îlot Canard (New Caledonia)
at La Piscine Naturelle (New Caledonia)
at Baie des Citrons (New Caledonia) © curly98
at Tumon Bay (Guam)
at Siladen Island (Indonesia)
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