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Clownfish Larvae Can Really Go The Distance In Their Search

Clownfish Larvae Can Really Go The Distance In Their Search For A New Home

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." That's the advice that Dory, from Disney's Finding Nemo, gave to the father of a lost clownfish. According to a new study led by the ARC Center of...

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Clownfish Helps Its Anemone Partner Breathe
2013-02-28 09:46:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Clownfish became very popular 10 years ago when Disney released the animated feature film Finding Nemo, but the colorful fish are also famous among aquarium enthusiasts for their symbiotic relationship with the deadly sea anemone. According to a new report in the Journal of Experimental Biology, a new aspect of this relationship has recently been uncovered: at night the fish oxygenate their partner anemone by agitating the water...

Clownfish Set Social Status With Sound
2012-11-09 09:40:46

Alan McStracick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Everything I ever needed to know about clownfish, I learned from ℠Finding Nemo´. Stop the presses. The clownfish, or anemonefish, (so called for their symbiotic mutualisms with sea anenomes), are, thanks to ℠Finding Nemo´, one of the most recognizable and least understood fish in the sea. So, let´s begin our education of this fun colored creature. The clownfish is native to the warmer waters of the...


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Clark’s Anemonefish, Amphiprion clarkia
2013-10-15 11:39:27

Clark’s Anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii) is a marine fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, the clownfishes and damselfishes. This fish is of small size and grows up to 15 centimeters. It is stocky, laterally compressed, and round to oval in shape. It is colorful with vivid black, white, and yellow stripes, though the exact pattern displays considerable geographical variation. Normally, it is black dorsally and orange-yellow ventrally, the black areas becoming wider with age....

Cinnamon Clownfish, Amphiprion melanopus
2013-10-15 10:59:12

The Cinnamon Clownfish (Amphiprion melanopus), otherwise known as the fire clownfish, is a widely distributed clownfish. It is mainly found in the western and southern portions of the Pacific Ocean, but can also be found in more central parts of the Pacific Ocean. It can also be encountered in the waters off of northern-western Australia. They are omnivorous, and will consume various meat food items and algae. These fish are one of the larger clownfishes and can be territorial and...

Orange Clownfish, Amphiporion percula
2013-03-16 08:08:02

The orange clownfish is a popular aquarium fish also known as the percula clownfish. It also is in a class called an anemonefish, because it is widely found around anemone. This association between the clownfish and anemone is one where the clownfish supplies the anemone with food, and the anemone protects the clownfish from predators. The anemone tentacles deliver a venomous sting but the clownfish are believed to be immune to the anemone’s sting. This is a theory of how the clownfish can...

Ocellaris Clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris
2013-03-15 12:21:05

The ocellaris clownfish closely resembles the orange clownfish, but is hardier and less aggressive. It lives in coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, and Indian Ocean, around Thailand, Malaysia, northwest Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and the Ryukyu Islands. It hides amongst the anemone using the host for protection from predators, to lure other fish into the host anemone, and to feed the host with fecal matter. The ocellaris clownfish has a membrane that will release mucus to...

Sebae Clownfish, Amphiprion sebae
2013-02-17 07:52:18

Image Credit: Miles Wu/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0) The sabae clownfish is a very rare species in the wild and is aggressive, especially as it matures. It is found in the northern Indian Ocean around India, Sri Lanka, Arabian Peninsula, Andaman Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia, and the Maldive Islands. This fish inhabits lagoons and coastal waters around reefs, at a depth range of 6 - 75 feet. This species of fish is the most popular fish for home aquariums. The body of the sabae clownfish is...

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