Scientific name: Remora remora
Size: Up to 36 inches
Distinguishing feature: A black band surrounded by white from the eye to the pectoral fin
Where did we see it: Thailand, French polynesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat, Egypt
This fish uses its fastener located above its head to attach itself to larger individuals. This allows him to feed on the remains of these animals.
The remora is also able to hunt alone in the blue.
The tiger shark has slender marks similars to the lines of tigers, hence its name.
When it is juvenile, these marks are round and not vertical. They change when it grows.
Mammals have a horizontal tail.
Fishes have a vertical fin.
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!