Spinecheek anemonefish

Spinecheek anemonefish

Z605/1021 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.5MB

Downloadable file size: 3.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spinecheek anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus) in its host anemone. This fish is found on the coral reefs of the tropical Indo-Pacific region. It lives in the stinging tentacles of a sea anemone, to which it is immune. This affords it protection against predators, which would be stung by the anemone. The fish picks parasites from its host anemone, thus forming a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship with it. The spinecheek anemonefish can reach a length of over 16 centimetres. It takes its name from a sharp spike on its gill-covering (operculum), which deters predators. It is sometimes sold in the aquarium trade. Photographed off Indonesian Borneo.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anemone fish, anemonefish, animal, biological, biology, borneo, clownfish, fauna, fish, indo-pacific, indonesia, marine, mutualism, nature, one, premnas biaculeatus, relationship, sea anemone, single, spinecheek anemonefish, symbiosis, symbiotic, tropical, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.