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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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Here, there's no need to go deep: Tangles of rope sponge trail from overhangs and cantankerous clown fish fiercely guard the writhing walls of their anemone castles.
Clown fish staying close to the safety of an anemone
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The tomato clown fish is characterized by a white band just behind the eyes, being dominated by colors orange/red in the natural environment.
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And of course, there's footage of everyone's favourite, the clown fish - aka Nemo.
Smaller animals, including seahorses and clown fish, feast on small shrimp and worms.
Clown Fish is a good quality, well presented nonfiction book suitable for any child.
2 FINDING NEMO (2003) A CLOWN fish faces the perils of the deep to save his son.
Clown fish, popularized in the movie 'Finding Nemo', live and get food from anemones, a soft coral with stinging tentacles which also provides the clown fish protection from predator fishes.
Giant Spider Crabs, Small Claw Otters, Sea Jellies and Clown fish.