Clownfish and certain damselfish are the only species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone. This is due to a layer of mucus on the clownfish’s skin that makes it immune to the fish-eating anemone’s lethal sting.
Animals with an asterisk (*) are part of the outreach collection and cannot be seen on exhibit at the zoo.
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