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Naucrates ductor Pilotfish


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lexID:
4607 
Scientific:
Naucrates ductor 
German:
Pilotfisch oder Lotsenfisch 
English:
Pilotfish 
Category:
Jacks and Pompanos 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Carangidae (Family) > Naucrates (Genus) > ductor (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, 1758) 
Occurrence:
Circumtropic 
Size:
15.75" - 27.56" (40cm - 70cm) 
Temperature:
32 °F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Krill, Schrimps, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-06 21:21:17 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution
Circumtropical in tropical seas.
Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to Argentina.
Eastern Atlantic: British Isles (rare vagrant) and Bay of Biscay to Angola, including the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) to the Galapagos Islands. Common throughout the Indian Ocean.

Biology
Oceanic species with a semi-obligate commensal relationship with sharks, rays, other bony fishes and turtles.
Young are usually associated with jellyfish and drifting seaweed.
Feed on scraps of host's left over, parasites and excrement; also on small fishes and invertebrates.
Eggs are pelagic.
Marketed fresh and salted or dried.
Captured at the surface using hand nets.

Synonymised taxa:
Gasterosteus ductor Linnaeus, 1758
Hemitripteronotus quinquemaculatus Lacepède, 1801
Nauclerus abreviatus Valenciennes, 1833
Nauclerus annularis Valenciennes, 1833
Nauclerus brachycentrus Valenciennes, 1833
Nauclerus compressus Valenciennes, 1833
Nauclerus leucurus Valenciennes, 1833
Nauclerus triacanthus Valenciennes, 1833
Naucrates angeli Whitley, 1931
Naucrates cyanophrys Swainson, 1839
Naucrates fanfarus Rafinesque, 1810
Naucrates indicus Lesson, 1831
Naucrates noveboracensis Cuvier, 1832
Naucrates polysarcus Fowler, 1905
Naucrates serratus Swainson, 1839
Seriola dussumieri Valenciennes, 1833
Seriola succincta Valenciennes, 1833
Seriola succinta Valenciennes, 1833 (misspelling)
Thynnus pompilus Gronow, 1854

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