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What is that triangular fish in Cozumel/Caribbean?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Ready4Launch, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Ready4Launch

    Ready4Launch Barracuda

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    What are the fish swimming with the bull shark in the second photo?

    Diving with the Bulls - Pro Dive Mexico

    They seem to be a very triangular body around the front part. Flat topped head. Mouth is seemingly on the top. I've seen videos where there is seemingly no sharks around. Seem pretty common in Cozumel area. Very interesting. Not like a fish I've seen anywhere else.
     
  2. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    I'd say Remora.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Orca

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  4. Ready4Launch

    Ready4Launch Barracuda

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  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @Ready4Launch

    No, it's a Whitefin Sharksucker
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    Bad picture, but quite certain. The white borders on the dark tail are a giveaway.
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    a species of what is more commonly called a "remora"...

    IF you want to get all fancy, then it is a "Echeneis neucratoides"
     
  7. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @rhwestfall,

    Whatever you say, personally, it gives me the creeps when one of the sharksuckers think I am their object of attachment. I have had them target me on the outside of the reef, swim over the reef with me, and follow me on the inside of the reef. I can't stand thinking they have left, only to have them come back under me and bump me on the chest. Most of ours in SE FL are Sharksuckers not Whitefin Sharksuckers, many quite large, 2-3 feet. You have sharksuckers in the St Lawrence?
     
  8. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    They are super annoying and when I see really big ones on me I start wondering where its usual host is and how big it must be.
     
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  9. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    BTW - the OP said "in the second photo". The image you posted is not from the second photo... and it's a remora anyhow.
     
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  10. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Those are all Whitefin Sharksuckers also, what's your problem?
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