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.

Bubbles

(voiced by Stephen Root)

Picture: LiveAquaria

Yellow Tang Zebrasoma flavescens  

 

Peach

(voiced by Allison Janney)

Photo: National Ocean Service

 
Starfish Echinaster spinulosus  

 

Pearl

[Voiced by Erica Beck (II) ]

Photo: Copyright MBARI

This picture taken at 400m depth

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

 

Sheldon

(Voiced by Erik Per Sullivan)

Picture Sue Daly

 
Sea Horse: Hippocampus hippocampus  

 

Nemo

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

Marlin

(voiced by Albert Brooks)

Picture: LiveAquaria

 
Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris
 

 

Tad

(voiced by Jordan Ranft)

Picture: LiveAquaria

 
Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish
Chaetodon auriga
 

 

 

Gill

Willem Dafoe

Picture: LiveAquaria

 
Moorish Idol fish
Zanclus cornutus
 

 

Dory

Voiced by Ellen DeGeneres

Picture: LiveAquaria

 
Regal Blue Tang
Paracanthurus hepatus.

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

 

 

Bloat

voiced by Brad Garrett

Photo DiveGallery

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

 

Bruce

(Voiced by Barry Humphries)

Picture girl.com.au

Picture Mark Strizic

Photo: Copyright 1998 - 2003, australian museum online

Great White Shark
Carcharodon carcharias
 

 

Anchor

(voiced by Eric Bana)

Photo from here

Hammerhead Shark
Sphyma zygaena
 

 

Chum

Voiced by Bruce Spence

Photo marinebio.com

 
Mako Shark
Isurus oxyrinchus
 

 

Jacques

(Voiced by Joe Ranft)

Picture: LiveAquaria

 
Cleaner Shrimp
Lysmata amboinensis
   

 

Deb

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)
 

 

Gurgle

(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