Remora (Remora Remora)

Also known as Brown Remora, Brown Sucker, Common Remora, Common Sucker, Shark Pilot, Shark Sucker, Shark Suckerfish, Short Sucker, Spearfish Remora, Stout Suckerfish, Suckerfish, Stout Suckingfish, Swordfish Sucker, Whalesucker

Description

Also known as Brown Remora, Brown Sucker, Common Remora, Common Sucker, Shark Pilot, Shark Sucker, Shark Suckerfish, Short Sucker, Spearfish Remora, Stout Suckerfish, Suckerfish, Stout Suckingfish, Swordfish Sucker, Whalesucker.

Found from estuaries to the ocean, often attached to large fish such as sharks, but can be found free swimming.
They feed on parasitic crustaceans, parasites found on their hosts or scraps of food.
Length - 86cm
Depth - 0-200m
Circumtropical

Remoras have a sucker on top of their heads to attach to anything that moves!
They spend their days Hitch hiking between large fish such as sharks, manta rays, turtles etc.
They are quite keen to hitch a lift with divers as well!!
If they do attach push forward to remove!
They feed on scraps of food from their hosts or parasites on their hosts. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Remora-remora.html

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