anemone fish


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anemone fish

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(Animals) any of various damselfishes of the genus Amphiprion, such as A. percula (clown anemone fish), that usually live closely associated with sea anemones
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Noun1.anemone fish - live associated with sea anemonesanemone fish - live associated with sea anemones  
damselfish, demoiselle - small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
Amphiprion, genus Amphiprion - damsel fishes
Amphiprion percula, clown anemone fish - an anemone fish of the genus Amphiprion
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The official publication of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors described the island as replete with a continuous chain of underwater life with hard and soft corals attracting reef fish like snappers, surgeonfish, damselfish, parrotfish, anemone fish and wrasse, which in turn invite large species like barracuda, tuna, white tip and blacktip, turtles and manta rays.
Our work with anemone fish shows that their babies, at least, can adjust to the changes we expect to occur in the oceans by 2100, provided their parents are also raised in more acidic water," Dr Miller noted.
Anemone fish exposed to elevated carbon dioxide levels and warmer water died at a higher rate and grew at a slower pace.