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Slender Sharksucker

Common name for a kind of remora suckerfish, i.e. a species of medium-sized cleaning fish, with the scientific designations Leptecheneis flaviventris, Leptecheneis naucrates, Echeneis naucrates, Echeneis fasciata, Echeneis metallica, among others. This brownish-grey and black marine fish, with white longitudinal stripes, is elongated and streamlined, and has an oval-shaped sucking disc on the top of its head, which is reminiscent of a shoe's sole, and which is said to be a highly modified dorsal fin. Besides being a cleaner fish, it also feeds on small fish, squid and crustaceans. See also List of Thai Animal Names.