sucking disk

sucking disk
a disk-like structure used by a fish to attach itself to rocks or vegetation

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • sucking fish — noun marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects • Syn: ↑remora, ↑suckerfish • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑sharksucker, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • remora — /rem euhr euh/, n. 1. any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae, having on the top of the head a sucking disk by which they can attach themselves to sharks, turtles, ships, and other moving objects. 2. Archaic. an obstacle, hindrance, or… …   Universalium

  • perciform — ▪ fish order Introduction       any member of the order Perciformes, a group of bony fishes with more than 6,000 species placed in about 150 families. The order is the largest group of fishes in the world today. Perciform fishes occur in… …   Universalium

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  • paracanthopterygian — ▪ fish Introduction       any member of the superorder Paracanthopterygii, a predatory, primarily marine group that forms one of about six major branches of the Teleostei (teleost), or bony fishes, the dominant modern aquatic vertebrates.… …   Universalium

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