American Oceans

Species of Fish From Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is a beloved Pixar movie that has captured the hearts of many since its release in 2003.

a school of ocellaris clownfish near anemone

The movie follows the journey of a young clownfish named Nemo after he is captured from his home on the Great Barrier Reef.

Along the way, Nemo encounters a variety of other fish species, each with their unique characteristics and personalities.

Read on below to learn about every Nemo character and what kind of fish they are!


male clownfish change gender for reproduction

Marlin is the main character of Finding Nemo.

He is a clownfish who is fiercely protective of his son, Nemo, after the tragic loss of his wife and other offspring.

Marlin is a cautious and anxious fish who is hesitant to take risks, but he learns to overcome his fears and trust others as he embarks on his journey to find Nemo.


Dory is a regal blue tang with short-term memory loss. She becomes Marlin’s unlikely ally and friend on his journey to find Nemo.

blue tang appearance with royal blue body color

Despite her forgetfulness, Dory is a kind and optimistic fish who always manages to see the bright side of any situation.


Gill is a moorish idol who is the leader of the Tank Gang, a group of fish who live in a dentist’s office aquarium.

a moorish idol fish swimming near a coral reef

Gill is determined to escape the aquarium and return to the ocean, and he enlists Nemo’s help to carry out his plan.


Bloat is a pufferfish who is a member of the Tank Gang.

Smooth Puffer Fish

He is a friendly and peaceful fish who prefers to avoid conflict and get along with everyone.


Deb is a four-stripe damselfish who is also a member of the Tank Gang.

a four stripe damselfish swimming

She has a split personality and believes that her reflection in the tank is her twin sister, Flo.


Gurgle is a royal gramma who is also a member of the Tank Gang.

a royal gramma fish on a black background

He is obsessed with cleanliness and is constantly worried about the hygiene of the tank.


Jacques is a cleaner shrimp who works in the dentist’s office aquarium.

a cleaner shrimp underwater

He is a helpful and friendly shrimp who is always willing to lend a hand to the other fish in the tank.


Flo is Deb’s imaginary twin sister who only exists in Deb’s mind.

a four stripe damselfish


Bruce is a great white shark who is a member of a self-help group for sharks who are trying to give up eating fish.

Great White Shark deep blue ocean predator


Chum is a mako shark who is also a member of the self-help group for sharks.

Mako Shark swimming near the surface of ocean

Mr. Johannsen

Mr. Johannsen is a sea turtle who helps Marlin and Dory get to Sydney by giving them a ride on his shell.

Sea turtle in the Galapagos island

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