Morphology Data of Amphiprion pacificus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., J. Drew and D. Fenner, 2010
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D IX,18-20; A II,12-13; pectoral rays 17-18; tubed lateral line scales 33-48; gill rakers 5-6 + 11-12; opercular spinules 8-11; body depth 2.2-2.6 in SL; color generally pinkish brown, usually grading to yellowish or orange on lower side of body including abdomen; white stripe on midline of snout extending posteriorly on forehead and along base of dorsal fin; fins whitish to semi-translucent (Ref. 85605).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Amphiprion pacificus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 33 - 48
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 11 - 12
on upper limb 5 - 6
total 16 - 18


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 18 - 20
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 12 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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