Gallery quality underwater photographic print by Paul Waldeck, available framed or unframed in several sizes.
The bright orange pectoral fins of this common clownfish give it its common name. The Orange-fin Anenomefish is often associated with this Haddon's Sea Anenome (Stichodactyla haddoni) with its short sticky tentacles
The anenome's tentacles are tipped with stinging cells (nematocysts) which are used to stun prey. These tentacles also provide safe haven for a variety of animals which live in a symbiotic relationship with the host anenome. The anenome provides protection with its tentacles and the other animals keep the anenome clean and free from parasites. Some of the animals which live with the anenome include clownfish (anenomefish), porcelein crabs, and a variety of cleaning shrimp.
Members of the Damselfish family, anenomefish exhibit much the same territorial behavior as their cousins-attacking any fish (or human) which comes close to the anenome.
Photographed in the Solomon Islands