Naucrates


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Noun1.Naucrates - a genus of CarangidaeNaucrates - a genus of Carangidae    
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Carangidae, family Carangidae - large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas
Naucrates ductor, pilotfish - small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantas
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13a Fleshy keel on caudal peduncle well developed; soft anal-fin rays 15-17; body with 5-6 dark vertical bars, extending to bases of dorsal and anal fins: Naucrates ductor
Echeneis lineata = Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus: Sharksucker; p.
This dolphin is commonly found to be associated with the humpback whale in the Abrolhos Bank, where it captures fish associated with the whales, such as the sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates, Wedekin et al.