WATERY WEDNESDAY # 59

WATERY WEDNESDAY # 59

We’re getting our snorkeling gear out and heading the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean today! We’re off to find a fish who lives with another animal who stings! Are you ready? Let’s do this!

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MEET THE PINK SKUNK CLOWNFISH!

pink skunk clownfish   Range/Habitat: Pacific Ocean/ coral reefs

   Diet: Omnivore: plankton, algae

   Length: 4”

  Conservation Status: common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Pink Skunk Clownfish are also known as the pink skunk anemonefish.
  • They have a symbiotic relationship with anemone and live among their tentacles.
  • Pink skunk clownfish have a long white stripe down their backs.
  • Pink skunk clownfish have a mucus coating that protects them to the toxins of the anemone.
  • They lay their eggs near their anemone hosts.

 

We bet you didn’t know there other species of clownfish out there! They aren’t all just orange and white! Animals that have mutual symbiotic relationships are so neat! Can you think of any other kinds of symbiotic relationships in the animal world?

pink skunk clownfish2   pink skunk clownfish3

 

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