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"Nemo" getting harder to find


Clownfish populations have dropped 75% in some of their native habitats -- a dramatic change that marine biologists say is no laughing matter, and may soon make the fish an endangered species.

The colorful little fish became a popular pet five years ago following the release of the Pixar/Disney movie, "Finding Nemo." According to a report in The Telegraph, about 110,000 clownfish are now imported into the UK alone every year. About half of those are wild-caught.

There are nearly 30 different clownfish species, including Ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), the species depicted in "Nemo." None of the species are currently listed as endangered, but since "Nemo" is the best-selling DVD of all time, it might not be that much longer before the species is really in trouble.