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A Barrier Reef Relationship SL4310

The Barrier Reef anemonefish, also known as the Barrier Reef clownfish, is a species found in the Great Barrier Reef and the Western Pacific. Like all other anemonefish, they form a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones, benefiting from the relationship without being harmed by the anemone's stinging tentacles. The largest individual is typically the dominant breeding male, followed by the breeding female, and then the non-breeding males. The Barrier Reef anemonefish's diet consists mainly of zooplankton, and it plays a vital role in the coral reef ecosystem. Research has found that clownfish use ultraviolet stripes to signal lower social rank and avoid harm from dominant anemone-mates.
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The Barrier Reef anemonefish, also known as the Barrier Reef clownfish, is a species found in the Great Barrier Reef and the Western Pacific. Like all other anemonefish, they form a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones, benefiting from the relationship without being harmed by the anemone's stinging tentacles. The largest individual is typically the dominant breeding male, followed by the breeding female, and then the non-breeding males. The Barrier Reef anemonefish's diet consists mainly of zooplankton, and it plays a vital role in the coral reef ecosystem. Research has found that clownfish use ultraviolet stripes to signal lower social rank and avoid harm from dominant anemone-mates.