The lifespan of spinecheek anemonefish has not been well researched. They live longer in the wild, ranging from 6 to 10 years, and about 3 to 5 years in captivity under good conditions. A related species, Amphiprion perideraion, was recorded living to 18 years.
Status: wild: 6 to 10 years.
Status: captivity: 3 to 5 years.
- Kramer, S. 2005. "An Exploration of the Clownfish" (On-line). Tree of Life Web Project. Accessed April 11, 2006 at http://tolweb.org/treehouses/?treehouse_id=3390.