Economic Importance for Humans: Positive
Amphiprion ocellaris are part of the tropical fish aquarium trade and certain rare colors of the species are specifically sought (Sadovy and Vincent 2002). They are easily bred in captivity and may be used in research (Thresher 1984).
Positive Impacts: pet trade ; research and education
- Sadovy, Y., A. Vincent. 2002. Ecological Issue and the Trade in Live Reef Fishes. Pp. 395 in P Sale, ed. Coral Reef Fishes. San Diego, California: Academic Press.