Clark’s anemonefish habitat
This species inhabits lagoons and coastal and outer coral reefs. It forms a commensal relationship with sea anemones (i.e., Cryptodendrum adhaesivum, Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, H. crispa, H. magnifica, H. malu, Macrodactyla doreensis, Stichodactyla gigantea, S. haddoni, and S. mertensii) (Fautin and Allen 1992, Litsios et al. 2012, Fricke et al. 2014, Fricke et al. 2019). It has been observed to share its home anemone with individuals of Amphiprion sandaracinos (Bos 2011). Its monogamous, exhibiting distinct pairing while breeding (Whiteman and Côté 2004). It is a protandrous hermaphrodite. In the Philippines, spawning season occurs from November to May when temperatures are below 30°C (Holtswarth et al. 2017). It is a demersal spawner that exhibits paternal egg care (Anto et al. 2009). It produces elliptical, demersal eggs that adhere to the substrate (Thresher 1984). Longevity has been reported at 11 years in the wild (Moyer 1986, Carey and Judge 2000). The maximum standard length is 15 cm (Anderson and Hafiz 1987).