clown fish

noun
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of clown fish

: any of various small tropical fishes (genera Amphiprion and Premnas) of the Indian and Pacific oceans that are related to the damselfishes, are bright orange usually with one or more vertical white stripes, and live symbiotically with sea anemones

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1957

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