Red Sea Anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) | Shark-Jolanda Reef - Ras Mohamed, Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt - 2013
This species is well known for its relationship with anemones, a classic example of symbiosis. The tentacles of the anemone protect the clownfish from predators. When the clownfish first contacts the anemone, it jerks back from the stinging nematocysts, but gradually its mucus coating gives it immunity. The anemone benefits by the clownfishes movement among its tentacles, which increases water flow and therefore oxygen.
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