Clownfish

Clownfish

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.

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Invertebrates

Animals with an asterisk (*) are part of the outreach collection and cannot be seen on exhibit at the zoo.

  • Banded Coral Shrimp
  • Bat Star
  • Blue Death Feigning Beetle
  • Blue Mushroom Coral
  • Bubble Tip Anemone
  • Button Coral
  • Cabbage Leather Coral
  • Cauliflower Coral
  • Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula
  • Christmas Anemone
  • Cleaner Shrimp
  • Colt Coral
  • Darkling Beetle
  • Electric Blue Legged Hermit Crabs
  • Fish Eating Anemone
  • Frogspawn Coral
  • Giant African Millipede
  • Giant Green Polyp Duncan
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Grey Death Feigning Beetle
  • Harlequin Flower Beetle
  • Kenya Tree Coral
  • Leather Star
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach*
  • Moon jellyfish
  • Nassarius Snails
  • Ochre Seastar
  • Orange Capricornis
  • Pencil Urchin
  • Peppermint Shrimp
  • Pineapple Coral
  • Pink Sea Star
  • Purple Anemone
  • Purple Tree Gorgonian
  • Red Banded Trochus Snail
  • Red Mushroom Coral
  • Rose Bubble Tip Anemone
  • Stimpson's Star
  • Sunflower Star
  • Suntiger Tarantula
  • Swimming Anemone
  • Tanzanian Whip Scorpion
  • Tectum Snail
  • Trochus Snail
  • Watermelon Mushroom Coral
  • White-Spotted Anemone
  • White-Spotted Rose Anemone
  • Zoanthids

*Outreach animal

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