False Clownfish

Trio of False Percula or Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in its host anemone. The clownfish have a protective coating that makes them immune to the urticant of the tentacles of their host anemone - otherwise they will be killed and eaten by it. The anemone in this picture is almost closed, and its is showing its brightly coloured skirt.

Tres Falsos Percula o Pez Payaso Ocellaris (Amphiprion ocellaris) en la anémona que es su hogar. Los peces payaso tienen una capa mucosa que les protege del veneno de los tentáculos de la anémona - en caso contrario la anémona los mataría y devoraría. La anémona de esta foto está casi cerrada, y muestra su falda, de brillantes colores.
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Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, Ikelite housing, D160 strobe
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Date: 10/03/2011

Location: Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

False Clownfish

Trio of False Percula or Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in its host anemone. The clownfish have a protective coating that makes them immune to the urticant of the tentacles of their host anemone - otherwise they will be killed and eaten by it. The anemone in this picture is almost closed, and its is showing its brightly coloured skirt.

Tres Falsos Percula o Pez Payaso Ocellaris (Amphiprion ocellaris) en la anémona que es su hogar. Los peces payaso tienen una capa mucosa que les protege del veneno de los tentáculos de la anémona - en caso contrario la anémona los mataría y devoraría. La anémona de esta foto está casi cerrada, y muestra su falda, de brillantes colores.
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Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, Ikelite housing, D160 strobe
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Date: 10/03/2011

Location: Similan Islands, Andaman Sea

Photographer: Arturo de Frias