sucking fish

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
Member Holonyms: ↑Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneidae

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noun
1. : remora
2. : lamprey

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suckˈerfish or sucking fish noun
The remora or any other fish with an adhesive disc, eg a lumpsucker
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Main Entry:suck
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sucking fish see ↑suckerfish above.
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Main Entry:suck

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