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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Clowning around

Anemonefishes or clownfishes live within a host anemone in a symbiotic relationship. Anemones are related to coral and have stinging cells calls nemotacysts which are used to sting and capture small animals for food. Anemonefishes develop a special mucous on their skin that prevents them from being stung by the host anemone and therefore find protection from predators by hiding within the anemone.

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