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Common Remora - Remora remora This Remora are sometimes called Sharksucker and is known to attach itself temporarily by its modified dorsal fin used as a sucking disc to various hosts, such as sharks, rays, large bony fishes, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, ships, and even sometimes scubadivers Common remora,Geotagged,Mozambique,Ponta do Ouro,Remora remora,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Common Remora - Remora remora

This Remora are sometimes called Sharksucker and is known to attach itself temporarily by its modified dorsal fin used as a sucking disc to various hosts, such as sharks, rays, large bony fishes, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, ships, and even sometimes scubadivers

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  1. Gorgeous creature! Are they the same species as seen around the shark here?

    Oceanic Black Tip Shark This Oceanic Black Tip Shark - Carcharhinus limbatus swam around us during our safety stop during a dive in Mozambique. Blacktip shark,Carcharhinus limbatus,Geotagged,Mozambique,Summer
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yes, its the same Remora as the ones following the Sharks.
      Usually, we find the Remoras following the bigger animals and occasionally, they separate from the animal they are following and 'jump' to another animal or in some rare instances, they try to follow scuba divers.
      Posted 3 years ago

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The common remora, ''Remora remora'', is a pelagic marine fish belonging to family Echeneidae. ''R. remora'' is different from other remoras in the family Echeneidae by the modification of its dorsal fin. The dorsal fin, which has 22 to 26 soft rays, acts as a suction cup, creating a vacuum to allow it to attach to larger marine animals, such as whales, dolphins, sharks, and sea turtles.

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Sep 26, 2016. Captured Mar 19, 2014 14:54 in Lighthouse Rd, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique.
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  • 10.4mm