RX3634-D. Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus), with a remora attached behind the gills. Whale sharks have five gill slits on each side of the head, as do the majority of shark species. Remoras and sharksuckers are often found attached to sharks, turtles, whales and other large marine life. The specially modified dorsal fin acts like a suction cup, allowing the strange fish to hang on upside down. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Caribbean Sea.<br />
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RX3634-D. Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus), with a remora attached behind the gills. Whale sharks have five gill slits on each side of the head, as do the majority of shark species. Remoras and sharksuckers are often found attached to sharks, turtles, whales and other large marine life. The specially modified dorsal fin acts like a suction cup, allowing the strange fish to hang on upside down. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Caribbean Sea.
Photo Copyright © Brandon Cole. All rights reserved worldwide. www.brandoncole.com

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