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Ocellaris Clownfish

Amphiprion ocellaris


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.

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56 Comments (1–25)

armadeus.4 6 years ago

Awesome shots! Thank you for sharing :)

staccyh 7 years ago

Great photo!! Great composition :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks Lorenz and the rest :-)

Lorenz Palec
Lorenz Palec 8 years ago


ceejayalyssa 8 years ago

nemo and marlin <3

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks for the nice info, Christine Y :-)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 8 years ago

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.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful.. Nemo :) Very nice series..

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 9 years ago

Very Wonderful!

KenCheeks 9 years ago

Just beautiful photography!

Sreeraj 9 years ago

Very nice pics.keep up the good work!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks, Ca animals!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

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 :-)

Tyann 9 years ago

Hi Marta, I just started to follow your spottings - you have some amazing photos! Well done

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Congratulations Marta wonderful series :)

Jeannette 9 years ago

Congratulations, didn't see them before now :)

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

wow wonderful photos.....congratulations!


The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

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 :-)

SushilBarai 9 years ago


LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats Marta, I'm impressed by the clarity of the pics.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations Marta,,

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

so crisp and beautiful - Congratulations!

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD, Marta!

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting Marta!

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Negros Oriental, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Oct 29, 2012

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