A new and unexpected host for the sharksucker ( Echeneis naucrates ) with a brief review of the echeneid–host interactions

  title={A new and unexpected host for the sharksucker ( Echeneis naucrates ) with a brief review of the echeneid–host interactions},
  author={Juerg M. Brunnschweiler and Ivan Sazima},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity Records},
The sharksucker, Echeneis naucrates, attaches to a variety of hosts including teleost fish, elasmobranchs, marine turtles, and mammals. We list 18 additional hosts not previously recorded for this species, including the first report of its attachment to a conspecific and review the possible role of the relationship between echeneid fish and their hosts. The attachment of E. naucrates to a conspecific represents an addition to known hosts for this species, but it remains unclear if remoras are a… Expand

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