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2013-10-15 23:34:45

Looks to be a long ride ahead for Remora Inc., a brand new web firm in Jacksonville, FL that is making waves in the automotive marketing

Remora Sucking Disc Actually Modified Dorsal Fin
2013-06-07 13:51:02

Our knowledge of these strange-looking fish has come a long way, as scientists have just reported that the remora’s signature disc is actually a greatly modified dorsal fin.


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2007-04-19 10:28:11

The Spearfish remora, Remora brachyptera, is a remora of the family Echeneidae, found circumglobally in tropical and subtropical seas. Its length is up to (50 cm). The spearfish remora is an elongate round-bodied fish, with a large oval suction disc on top of the head. This disc is actually a highly modified first dorsal fin with a raised flattened edge that acts as a seal, and a series of horizontal septae that can be moved so as to create a vacuum in a sealed chamber. Using this device...

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