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sharksucker

(ˈʃɑːkˌsʌkə)
n
(Animals) an informal name for a remora
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shark•suck•er

(ˈʃɑrkˌsʌk ər)

n.
any remora.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sharksucker - remoras found attached to sharkssharksucker - remoras found attached to sharks  
remora, suckerfish, sucking fish - marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects
Echeneis, genus Echeneis - type genus of the Echeneididae: typical remoras
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References in periodicals archive ?
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., 2004).