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Underwater Macro

THAILAND. Similan Islands National Marine Park, Phangna Province. March 23rd, 2013. A false perucla anemonefish or clownfish (sp. amphiprion ocellaris) nests in an anemone (sp. heteractis magnifica). The two animals share a symbiotic relationship whereby the fish removes parasites and protects the anemone, while it is able to live amongst the stinging tectacles by secreting a specialised mucus onto its skin.

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THAILAND. Similan Islands National Marine Park, Phangna Province. March 23rd, 2013. A false perucla anemonefish or clownfish (sp. amphiprion ocellaris) nests in an anemone (sp. heteractis magnifica).  The two animals share a symbiotic relationship whereby the fish removes parasites and protects the anemone, while it is able to live amongst the stinging tectacles by secreting a specialised mucus onto its skin.