What Are Interesting Facts About Clownfish?

Photo: Leszek Leszczynski / Flickr
Photo: Leszek Leszczynski / Flickr

The 28 species of clownfish around the world make their homes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Australian east coast, the Great Barrier reef and the Red Sea. It lives around coral reefs and was made famous by the animated movie, “Finding Nemo.”

The clownfish observes an omnivorous diet, eating algae, molluscs and plankton. It is preyed upon by sharks, eels and other fish. A clutch of clownfish generally numbers 2,000 fish, each of them known by their characteristic bright markings. Notably, the clownfish is immune to the stings from the sea anemone, and one female clownfish may lay thousands of eggs at once.

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