Coral Triangle clownfish figured out how to share

In most places, it’s one species of clownfish per anemone. But in the Coral Triangle in Southeast Asia, a new study finds, it’s common to find many species of clownfish sharing a single anemone home.

Usually, several individual clownfish of the same species occupy a single anemone — a large and dominant female, an adult male, and several subordinates. But the who gets to live where competition between 28 species of clownfish and 10 species of anemone could get quite competitive. But in the Coral Triangle of Southeast Asia clownfish have figured out how to share and anemones are […]

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