Tag: Heteractis Magnifica

Magnificent or Ritteri Anemone. The scientific name Radianthus Magnifica is also viable.

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Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) with Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion)

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion) settles into its host Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) as the early evening sunlight begins to fade over Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef.

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A Colony of Magnificent Anemones (Heteractis Magnifica) at South-West Pinnacles, Koh Tao

One of the most striking features at South West Pinnacles are the beautiful colonies of

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Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica)

A close-up view of a Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica), photographed at Sail Rock.

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Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion) guarding its eggs

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion) attentively guarding its clutch of eggs which are attached to the rock.
Usually the eggs would be hidden beneath the protective tentacles of the Magnificent Anemones (Heteractis Magnifica), but on this occasion a strong current meant that the eggs were exposed.

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Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion)

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion) makes a rare excursion away from its host Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) to inspect the camera lens.

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Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion)

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion) hiding within the stinging tentacles of its host Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) at Sail Rock.

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Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion)

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion) peering through the stinging tentacles of a Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) to which it is immune.

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Magnificent Anemones (Heteractis Magnifica) and Damselfish (Pomacentridae) at Chumphon Pinnacles, Koh Tao

Magnificent Anemones create a perfect haven for numerous small species of fish at

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Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica)

The tentacles of a Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) sway in the current at Sail Rock.

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Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion)

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion) resting within a Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica), with which it shares a symbiotic relationship.