Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37372138

Species Amphiprion polymnus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Saddleback Anemonefish, Yellow-finned Anemone-fish

Generic Combinations




Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Nhulunbuy, NT (12°S, 137°E) to Townsville, QLD (19°S, 147°E), Darnley Island, Torres Strait; tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Commensal, coral reef, inshore, sand bottom marine, silt bottom-marine.

Extra Ecological Information

With anemones. 2 - 30 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2017 LABROIDEI 12-May-2017 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED