Tropical Oceans Animals

Clown Anemonefish
Clown Anemonefish
Class: Fishes: 4 classes Diet: Plankton
Order: Perciformes: Perch-like fishes
Size: 6 cm (2 1/4 in)
Family: No Fish family information Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Amphiprion percula Habitat: coral reefs
Range: Western and central Pacific Ocean

Size of Clown AnemonefishUnmistakable with its broad bands of white and orange and its dark-rimmed fins, the clown anemonefish belongs to the damselfish family, Pomacentridae. Like the others in its genus, it has developed a relationship with large sea anemones, living among their stinging tentacles and even remaining inside when the anemone draws in its tentacles. Thus the fish shelters from predators, and, at the same time, it is protected from the anemone's poison by its own body mucus. It feeds on tiny crustaceans and other organisms taken during brief dashes from its refuge.  The eggs are laid on rock or coral near the anemone and guarded by both parents.

Range of Clown Anemonefish
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