suckerfish

[suhk-er-fish]
noun, plural suckerfishes (especially collectively) suckerfish.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; sucker + fish

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suckerfish or suckfish (ˈsʌkəˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
other names for remora
 
[C18: so called because of the suction disc on its head]
 
suckfish or suckfish
 
n
 
[C18: so called because of the suction disc on its head]

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One is that they are trying to remove remoras, a kind of suckerfish that attach themselves to the dolphins' bodies.
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