These pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) have found refuge in the tentacles of a sea anemone. Anemonefish include several different species of clownfish and damselfish. They get their name from their ability to resist the poisonous sting of the sea anemone tentacles. They are able to live within the tentacles of the protective tentacles of the anemone. The anemone provides protection for the fish, and the fish helps protect the anemone from predators and parasites. These anemonefish are also known as pink skunk clownfish.
Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR
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