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pilot fish (Naucrates ductor)
Subject: pilot fish (Naucrates ductor)
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pilot fish (Naucrates ductor)

English: Mangalore, 14 December 2010, 26cm
Date 14 December 2010
Author Raju Saravanan

The pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) is a carnivorous fish of the trevally, or jackfish family, Carangidae. It is widely distributed and lives in warm or tropical open seas. The pilot fish congregates around sharks, rays, and sea turtles, where it eats ectoparasites on, and leftovers around the host species; younger pilot fish are usually associated with jellyfish and drifting seaweeds.
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Naucrates
Species: Naucrates ductor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms: Naucrates indicus (Lesson, 1831)

Scientific Name: Naucrates ductor (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names:
English – Pilotfish, Pilot-fish, Pilot Fish, Sucker, Pilot
French – Poisson Pilote, Pilote, Poisson Pilote
Spanish – Pez Piloto, Pez Simón, Pilotfish, Piloto, Romero
Gasterosteus antecessor Daldorff, 1793
Gasterosteus ductor Linnaeus, 1758
Nauclerus abreviatus Valenciennes 1833
Nauclerus annularis Valenciennes, 1833
Nauclerus brachycentrus Valenciennes 1833
Nauclerus compressus Valenciennes 1833
Nauclerus leucurus Valenciennes, 1833
Nauclerus triacanthus Valenciennes 1833
Naucrates angeli Whitley 1931
Naucrates cyanophrys Swainson 1839
Naucrates fanfarus Rafinesque 1810
Naucrates indicus Lesson, 1831
Naucrates indicus Griffith & Smith, 1834
Naucrates noveboracensis Cuvier, 1832
Naucrates polysarcus Fowler 1905
Naucrates serratus Swainson, 1839
Scomber caeruleoalbus Osbeck, 1765
Scomber koelreuteri Schneider,1801
Seriola dussumieri Valenciennes, 1833
Seriola succincta Valenciennes, 1833
Thynnus pompilus Gronow, 1854

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