what are those little fish that attach themselves on skarks



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    The little fishes attached to the sharks are called remora. Remora sometimes called a suckerfish or sharksucker is a brown fish from the Perciformes and family Echeneidae. They grow to 30-90 centimeters long (1-3feet) and they have a dorsal fin takes the form of a modified oval sucker-like organ with slat-like structures that open and close to create suction and takes a firm hold of a marine animals.

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    There are a few species of fish that attach themselves to sharks. Two examples are Remora (also called suckerfish and sharksuckers) and Pilot Fish. They have a symbiotic relationship with sharks (as well as with sea turtles, sting rays, and some fish). The fish attaches itself onto a shark, where it eats parasites. The fish gets food and the shark gets clean. 

    The first picture shows Remora. The second shows Pilot Fish. 

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