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Critter hanging off Reef Shark Dorsal fin.

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Where2Next, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Where2Next

    Where2Next Barracuda

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    I am sure I have seen these before - but I spent a bit of time half-ass googling and I can not figure out what this is. At first I just thought it was fish, then maybe little cookie cutter fish - but now I think parasite after looking at my picture. Can you tell me for sure what this is? Photo taken off of Providencia, Colombia. Thank you for your help!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2017
  2. vincent54

    vincent54 Solo Diver

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    Looks like Shark Leeches. Below them possible scars from where others were feeding.
     
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  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  4. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

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    wow interesting....thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. Where2Next

    Where2Next Barracuda

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  6. NYCNaiad

    NYCNaiad Dive babble all day long Staff Member

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