Amphiprion cf ocellaris “Northern”

Common Name: Northern Ocellaris Clownfish

Scientific Name: Amphiprion cf ocellaris

Distribution: Philippines north to Ryukyu Islands, Gulf of Thailand, Northern Borneo and South China Sea

Type Locality: n/a

Identification: Modally 11 dorsal fin spines; dorsal fin proportionally taller, height 2.1-2.9 in head length. Stripes typically with little black along margins.

Similar: Indistinguishable from A. ocellaris in the Indian Ocean and A. cf ocellaris from Indonesia, differing more in genetics than appearance. Amphiprion percula is best separated by the dorsal fin characters.

Notes: This population was not included in the phylogeographic study of Timm et al 2008, but it can be presumed that it should be genetically distinct from those further south in Indonesia. Specimens from Singapore are often quite brown.