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Species Spotlight: Clown Fish

clown fish

Clown fish feed on debris generated by their venomous sea anemone hosts. They are  protected by a mucous coating that makes them immune to the stinging tentacles.

Are clown fish hatched as males and females?

Clown fish are hatched immature and then become males or females based on their environment.

Where are clown fish found?

Clown fish are native to wide ranges of warm waters within the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

What are the threats to clown fish?

Clown fish are threatened by toxins and pollution as well as capture for the aquarium trade. 

 

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