Amphiprion frenatus

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Common Name
Tomato Clownfish
Binomial Name
Amphiprion frenatus
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae
Genus: Amphiprion
Species: frenatus

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Common Names

  • Tomato Clownfish
  • Bridled Clownfish
  • Red Clownfish



Bright orange and/or red with one vertical white band just behind its eyes, some varieties have an almost brown coloration this can become more distinct when they reach maturity.

Similar Species

Can be confused with A. melanopus (Fire Clownfish).

Maximum Size

Max length : 14.0 cm

Associated Organisms

It is possible for Amphiprion frenatus to form a symbiotic relationship with a number of host anemones. They have also been known to replicate this behaviour with cnidarians of similar properties.


Notes about what they do, how they inteact with others, different species etc.

Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgement.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.


How much lighting is required for it.


Omnivore - Very easy to feed on most types of commercially available pellets and flakes, varied prepared foods containing both vegetable matter and meaty seafoods, pre-packaged frozen foods and live food when possible

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.


Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.


Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.




Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?


Does it have coral that it is not compatable with?


Is it compatable with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?


How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.

Local Ecology


Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand to southwestern Palau, north to southern Japan, south to Java, Indonesia.[1]


Found in lagoon reefs and embayment.[1]

Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



  1. 1.0 1.1 ( Froese, R., Pauly, D. Fish Base, World Wide Web electronic publication, 2008, Retrieved: 13 March 2011,