Tag: Cobia and Remoras

The Cobia (Rachycentridae) and Remoras (Echeneidae) have been placed together under one initial group, mainly because the Cobia is the sole member of its family, but also because its closest relatives happen to be the Remora family

Other good reasons for placing these two families together are, their similar appearance, similar habits and the overall lack of individual species in local waters.

The Cobia (Rachycentridae) and Remoras (Echeneidae) have been placed together under one initial group, mainly because the Cobia is the sole member of its family, but also because its closest relatives happen to be the Remora family

Other good reasons for placing these two families together are, their similar appearance, similar habits and the overall lack of individual species in local waters.

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Whale Shark T-011

4 - 5m female Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) T-011, photographed during a fantastic encounter at Chumphon Pinnacles, Koh Tao.

Also visible in this photograph are a group of both juvenile and adult Cobia (Rachycentron Canadum).

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Slender Suckerfish (Phtheirichthys lineatus) mistakes a diver for a big fish!!

A Slender Suckerfish (Phtheirichthys Lineatus) mistakes a diver for just another big fish with which it can catch a free ride.

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Whale Shark T-008

The shark featured in this photograph at Sail Rock is a 4 - 5m female that has been uniquely identified as individual T-008, and is one of our most frequently sighted individuals.