back button photo of clownfish and sea anemone

72 dpi image

This clownfish and sea anemone live together in a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship. The clownfish cleans the anemone of algae, and the anemone protects the fish from predators with its nematocysts (stinging cells), to which the anemone is immune.
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