A remora or shark sucker, Echeneis naucrates, is pictured cleaning scraps from inside the mouth of a lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, resting on the bottom is a strong current. Thought to be a parasite, this is one of the first images showing a benifit for the shark, in this relationship, West End, Grand Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean


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Image ID: 0151134-DFL

A remora or shark sucker, Echeneis naucrates, is pictured cleaning scraps from inside the mouth of a lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, resting on the bottom is a strong current. Thought to be a parasite, this is one of the first images showing a benifit for the shark, in this relationship, West End, Grand Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean
Credit to: David B. Fleetham / BluePlanetArchive.com

Image dimensions: 5400x3600
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