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Index of flora
Index of fauna
SYMBIOSIS: Living Together—Mutualism
  Photo by Tan Bee HongSea Anemone Stoichactis and
Clownfish Amphiprion


The relationship between these the sea anemone and the clownfish has been a much studied topic. As far as is known, the fish is able to produce a special mucus that causes the anemone not to release its stings. It is also believed that the movements of the fish inform the anemone of its identity. In return for the anemone's protection, the fish brings scraps to it, and lures larger fish into the anemone's tentacles.
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre