Ecology of Amphiprion melanopus
Main Ref. Allen, G.R., 1975
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Amphiprion melanopus may be found.
Remarks Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Adults inhabit lagoon and outer reef environments. Feed predominantly on planktonic copepods and algae. Also on plants, benthic and planktonic invertebrates (Ref. 237). Diurnal species (Ref. 54980; 113699).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006


Associations commensalism;
Associated with Commensal with anemones (apparently host specific for Physobrachia douglasi); large numbers of A. melanopus are common in areas where this cluster-dwelling anemone is numerous.
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Allen, G.R., 1975
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Allen, G.R., 1975
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.34 0.00 2.89 0.14 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Allen, G.R., 1975
From individual food items 2.68 0.07 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Froese, Rainer on 06.21.93
Modified by Arndt, Erik on 08.01.19
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book 
Back to Search
cfm script by eagbayani,  ,  php script by rolavides, 2/5/2008 ,  last modified by mbactong, 10/24/19