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Life Among Tentacles

Life Among Tentacles

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The symbiosis between clownfishes and sea anemones is a fascinating subject of study. The sea anemones are mostly fixed to the substrate and rarely move. Each anemone thus form the territory of its associate fish, which therefore seldom venture far from it, retreating into its tentacles when feeling threatened. Dr. Cuthbert Collingwood first made a written account of the association of sea anemone and anemonefish in 1868 though the phenomenon may be know prior to this.

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Sea anemones live throughout the world's oceans and up to 40mts of depth in clear waters where sunlight can reach. Many types of marine creatures live in symbiosis with sea anemones such as anemone fishes, damsel fishes, various trpes of shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis and Thor amboinensis) and Porcelain Anemone Crab.

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Fishes, crabs and shrimps keep the body of sea anemone clean of parasites and instead get protection from sea anemone’s stinging tentacles.

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