Friday, January 19, 2007

Spinecheek Anemone Fish

This fish is of the "nemo" variety...commonly called a "clown" fish (there are many varieties). It is unusual in that it lives it's entire life in and around a "host" anemone that is a lower level animal that has deadly (to other fish) stinging tenticles. The anemone in this picture is of the "bubble" type, The picture was taken in the Bismark Sea off the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

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