Remora attached to turtle

Remora attached to turtle

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Remora attached to turtle. The remora (Echeneis naucrates), also called the suckerfish, has a symbiotic relationship with many large sea animals. It is attached to its host by a sucker on top of its head. It cleans the host's skin of parasites and eats left-over scraps. The host in turn provides protection for the remora. This remora is attached to a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Photographed on Egypt's Red Sea coast.

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