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Occurrence of a Sharksucker ('Echeneis naucrates') on a Northern River Shark ('Glyphis garricki') in a tidal riverine habitat

Kyne, Peter M. (2015). Occurrence of a Sharksucker ('Echeneis naucrates') on a Northern River Shark ('Glyphis garricki') in a tidal riverine habitat. Northern Territory Naturalist,26:21-26.

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Title Occurrence of a Sharksucker ('Echeneis naucrates') on a Northern River Shark ('Glyphis garricki') in a tidal riverine habitat
Author Kyne, Peter M.
Journal Name Northern Territory Naturalist
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 26
ISSN 0155-4093   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 21
End Page 26
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Northern Territory Field Naturalists Club Inc.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Remoras (family Echeneidae) are teleost fishes adapted to hitchhiking behaviour on a variety of marine taxa. Three species have been documented in the waters of the Northern Territory, including the Sharksucker ('Echeneis naucrates'). Sharks are a preferred host for adult 'E. naucrates'. An additional host species, the Northern River Shark ('Glyphis garricki'), is reported here. A small (178 mm total length) 'E. naucrates' was found attached to a 'G. garricki' in tidal reaches of the West Alligator River in Kakadu National Park in October 2014. This is the first report of an echeneid fish on a shark of the genus 'Glyphis' ('river sharks').
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