Amphiprion frenatus   Brevoort,  1856 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Overall color is orange, with a black-edged bar just behind the head. Body sometimes black especially in older individuals. A second black-edged white bar may be at mid-body.

Lateral body shape is short and/or deep. Dorsal spines (total): 9-10, Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 13-15.

Protandrous hermaphrodite, benthic spawner, external fertilization, guarders of eggs, length at sex change = 6.6 cm TL.

Associated with the anemone: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis magnifica, Macrodactyla doreensis and Stichodactyla haddoni.

It has been reared in captivity.

Synonym (s)
Amphiprion ephippium (non Bloch, 1790)
Amphiprion macrostoma Chevey, 1932
Amphiprion melanopus (non Bleeker, 1852)
Amphiprion polylepis (Bleeker, 1877)
Prochilus polylepis Bleeker, 1877
Amphiprion ephippium (non Bloch, 1790)
(Misapplied name)
Amphiprion frenatus Brevoort, 1856
(Senior synonym)
Amphiprion melanopus (non Bleeker, 1852)
(Misapplied name)
Amphiprion polylepis (Bleeker, 1877)
(Junior synonym)
Prochilus polylepis Bleeker, 1877
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Tomato Clownfish (English)
• Tomato Anemonefish (English)
• Red Clown (English)
• Onebar Anemonefish (English)
• Bridled Anemonefish (English)
• Blackback Anemonefish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
Cultured:  Unknown

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Plants, benthic algae/weeds, zooplankton, other planktonic invertebrates


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ariel Bay INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat Bay INDIA (Record: 2000-2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Available at -
  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System Available at -
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Madhu, R and Madhu, K (2007) Occurrence of anemonefishes and host sea anemones in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 49(2) 118-126 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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