Finding Nemo Watchers - a Field Guide

As a dad who has had to "Do a Nemo story" countless times using the Finding Nemo Magnetic playscheme (Magnetix) I have found it frustrating not to know the names of the characters in the movie. So as a service to others I present my research on this issue. Of course being a science geek I also felt in necessary to find out what sort of fish the characters were and so appearing here is the fish's common and scientific name.

This information is based on an arcticle at ClassBrain.Com which contained the names of the characters, their common and scientific names but no pictures. I needed the pictures, so with the danger of raising the ire of Disney inc I include them here. The images of the characters are copyright Disney/Pixar.


(voiced by Stephen Root)

Picture: LiveAquaria

Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens  



(voiced by Allison Janney)

Photo: National Ocean Service

Starfish Echinaster spinulosus  



[Voiced by Erica Beck (II) ]

Photo: Copyright MBARI

This picture taken at 400m depth

Flapjack Octopus Opisthoteuthis californiana
(with an hagfish swimming in front)



(Voiced by Erik Per Sullivan)

Picture Sue Daly

Sea Horse: Hippocampus hippocampus  



(voiced by Alexander Gould [DOB 4 May 1994])


(voiced by Albert Brooks)

Picture: LiveAquaria

Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris



(voiced by Jordan Ranft)

Picture: LiveAquaria

Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish
Chaetodon auriga




Willem Dafoe

Picture: LiveAquaria

Moorish Idol fish
Zanclus cornutus



Voiced by Ellen DeGeneres

Picture: LiveAquaria

Regal Blue Tang
Paracanthurus hepatus.

(Also known as Palette Surgeonfish, Hepatus Tang,
Blue Surgeonfish, and Regal Tang)




voiced by Brad Garrett

Photo DiveGallery

Pufferfish ("blowfish" or "globefish")
Arothron nigropunctatus



(Voiced by Barry Humphries)


Picture Mark Strizic

Photo: Copyright 1998 - 2003, australian museum online

Great White Shark
Carcharodon carcharias



(voiced by Eric Bana)

Photo from here

Hammerhead Shark
Sphyma zygaena



Voiced by Bruce Spence


Mako Shark
Isurus oxyrinchus



(Voiced by Joe Ranft)

Picture: LiveAquaria

Cleaner Shrimp
Lysmata amboinensis



voiced by Vicki Lewis

Picture: LiveAquaria

Black and White Humbug (4-Stripe Damselfish)
Dascyllus aruanus
(Question to ClassBrain. How come Deb is blue
and white but the Dascyllus aruanus is black and white)



(voiced by Austin Pendleton)

Picture: LiveAquaria

Royal Gramma Basslet (Fairy Basslet )
Gramma loreto


Deep Sea Angler Fish

Thanks to Steve Graf for this info

Picture sent by: Steve Graf


Thanks to ClassBrain.Com


Article on the consultant biologist, (Adam Summers, UC Berkeley) on the Finding Nemo film - San Diego Union Tribune