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This clown anemonefish can be recognised by its orange colour with three white bars and black markings on the fins. It grows to about eight centimeters (three inches) in length.
Often lives in association with the sea anemone Heteractis magnifica, using them for shelter and protection. The clownfish will use the anemone's stinging tentacles for protection, and in turn, the clownfish's fecal matter provides nutrients for the anemone. In addition, some clownfish will feed its anemone, further proving that this symbiosis is in fact mutualism.
Apo Island, near Dauin.
Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Oct 29, 2012
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56 Comments (1–25)
Awesome shots! Thank you for sharing :)
Great photo!! Great composition :)
Thanks Lorenz and the rest :-)
nemo and marlin <3
Thanks for the nice info, Christine Y :-)
Beautiful photos! A weird thing about clownfish is that they are sequential hermaphrodites. In a group, they all start out as males. The largest and most aggressive becomes the female. When she dies, the next largest male takes over. So, after Nemo's mom died, his Dad, Marlin, would have become a female.
Beautiful.. Nemo :) Very nice series..
Just beautiful photography!
Very nice pics.keep up the good work!!
Thanks, Ca animals!
Thanks Tyann. i saw your invite to chat but I erased it by mistake. I am now at work almost leaving to go home for the day. If you wanted to ask me something leave it here and I will take a look later :-)
Hi Marta, I just started to follow your spottings - you have some amazing photos! Well done
Congratulations Marta wonderful series :)
Congratulations, didn't see them before now :)
wow wonderful photos.....congratulations!
Thanks! I am impressed that the spotting has such an attention. Then again, I realize is because Nemo is one of the prettiest fishes of planet Earth :-)
Congrats Marta, I'm impressed by the clarity of the pics.
so crisp and beautiful - Congratulations!
Congratulations on SOTD, Marta!
Beautiful spotting Marta!