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clown·fish

or clown fish (kloun′fĭsh′)
n. pl. clownfish or clown·fish·es or clown fish or clown fish·es
Any of various small, brightly colored marine fishes chiefly of the genus Amphiprion, having a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones. Also called anemonefish, clown anemone.

clownfish

(ˈklaʊnˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of several brightly coloured striped fish of the subfamily Amphiprioninae of the Pacific and Indian Oceans
[C20: so called from the resemblance of the markings to a clown's make-up]
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For example, clownfish live in groups where a large female is 'in charge' of a group of fertile and non-fertile males.
The induction and recovery times were determined at five stages of melanistic and not melanistic clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) and different sexes of Swordfish (Xiphophorus helleri).
In 2009 and 2011, they collected DNA samples from thousands of adult and juvenile clownfish and butterflyfish throughout Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, across 3,000 square miles of the ocean--an area the size of Yellowstone National Park.
Ever since clownfish entered our world as the cute animated Nemo, our fascination with the animal grew manifold.
Roger Munns lay on the seabed for a total of 120 hours as he patiently filmed a sequence featuring a clownfish, shown in tonight's episode.
And the star of the show, according to Blue Planet II producer Jonathan Smith, is an incredible clownfish.
FINDING NEMO AND DORY DAY Date: Saturday 21 October Location: Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry Come dressed as your favourite Finding Nemo or Dory character and take part in the hunt for our resident Clownfish and Blue Tang.
The animators take a sly dig at rivals Disney Pixar with a throwaway scene of two Minions mowing down unsuspecting clownfish (a la Nemo and his worrywart father) in their underwater craft.
Turn again and the reader is invited to spot the starfish, jellyfish and clownfish in the ensuing pages.
Ellen DeGeneres voices forgetful, regal tang fish Dory who, when separated from her parents (Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton), teams up with clownfish Nemo and his dad (Hayden Rolence and Albert Brooks) to cross the ocean for a reunion.
That question is the wind beneath the water wings of Pixar's joyous, computer-animated sequel, which revisits the colourful characters 13 years after worrywart clownfish Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) was reunited with his beloved son, Nemo.