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Clownfish

orange with white stripes
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Brandy Butcher

on 28 March 2011

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Transcript of Clownfish

Clownfish Clownfish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. While most species have restricted distributions, others are widespread. They are generally highly host specific, and especially the genera Heteractis and Stichodactyla, and the species Entacmaea quadricolor are frequent partners.

Clownfish live at the bottom of the sea in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons, usually in pairs They are found in northwest Australia, southeast Asia, Japan and the Indo-Malaysian region. There are no clownfish in the Caribbean. Scientific name: Amphiprion species Country: Worldwide tropical

Continent: Oceania, Asia, Africa, South America, Central and North America

Diet: Algae, crustaceans, molluscs

Food & feeding: Omnivore

Habitats: Ocean

Conservation status: Not Threatened

Relatives: Thread-fin damselfish

Clownfish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. While most species have restricted distributions, others are widespread. They are generally highly host specific, and especially the genera Heteractis and Stichodactyla, and the species Entacmaea quadricolor are frequent partners.

Clownfish live at the bottom of the sea in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons, usually in pairs They are found in northwest Australia, southeast Asia, Japan and the Indo-Malaysian region. There are no clownfish in the Caribbean.
By: Katelyn Lee Continent: Oceania, Asia, Africa, South America, Central and North America

Diet: Algae, crustaceans, molluscs

Food & feeding: Omnivore

Habitats: Ocean

Conservation status: Not Threatened

Relatives: Thread-fin damselfish

a Clown fish is brightly colored like a clown's face and its behavior contributes to how it got its name? a Clown fish is brightly colored like a clown's face and its behavior contributes to how it got its name. Also clownfish can be 3in to 6.5in long.also some interesting facts are that the Clownfish help the anemone by cleaning it and scaring away the anemone's predators.

Another interesting fact about the Clownfish is that Clownfish are coated with mucous that protects it from the anemone's piosonous tentacles.

Another interesting fact about the Clownfish is that it is immune to the anemone's piosonous tentacles
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