The Latezonatus & Clarkii Groups

The Latezonatus or Blue-lip Clownfish (A. latezonatus) is an unfamiliar species to aquarists, rarely available and considerably more expensive than most of its relatives. It occurs across a very small geographic range, limited to the subtropical reefs of the Southwest Pacific, specifically those along the coast of New South Wales, Australia and east to Lord Howe Island, Middleton & Elizabeth Reefs, and more easterly still to Norfolk Island. There are even questionable reports of it from New Caledonia, though it seems to be rare there, if it occurs at all.