Symbiosis

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In a symbiotic mutualistic relationship, the clounfish feeds on smaa invertebrates that itherwise hae potential tae harm the sea anemone, an the fecal matter from the clownfish provides nutrients tae the sea anemone. The clounfish is addeetionally pertectit frae predators bi the anemone's stingin cells, tae which the clownfish is immune. An aa, the clownfish emits a heich pitched soond that deters butterfly fish, which would otherwise eat the anemone.[1]

Symbiosis (frae Greek σύν "together" an βίωσις "livin")[2] is close an eften lang-term interaction atween twa or mair different biological species.

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  1. Miller, Allie. "Intricate Relationship Allows the Other to Flourish: the Sea Anemone and the Clownfish". AskNature. The Biomimicry Institute. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. σύν, βίωσις. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project