Definition of Naucrates ductor

1. Noun. Small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantas.

Exact synonyms: Pilotfish
Generic synonyms: Carangid, Carangid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Naucrates, Naucrates



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naucrates Ductor

Natrix natrix
Natrix sipedon
Nats
Natta
Nattalie
Natterer's slaty antshrike
Nattie
Natufian
Natufians
Natural Governing Party
Nature
Naubinway
Nauclea
Nauclea diderrichii
Naucrates
Naucrates ductor
Naugahyde
Nauheim bath
Nauheim treatment
Naupactus
Nauru
Nauru Island
Nauruan
Nauruans
Nausicaan
Nauta
Nauta's stain
Nautilidae
Navaho
Navajo

Literary usage of Naucrates ductor

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1. The Sea and Its Living Wonders by Georg Hartwig (1892)
"Another member of the mackerel family, the Pilot-Fish (naucrates ductor), easily recognised ... (naucrates ductor.) " It has been observed," says Yarrell, ..."

2. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatises on the Principles of by William Somerville Orr (1855)
"One of the most remarkable fishes of this family is the Pilot-fish (Naucrates ductor), which receives its name from its habit of ..."

3. The Fishes of Zanzibar by Robert Lambert Playfair, Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf G√ľnther (1866)
"The anal has a similar band, which terminates before the eighth ray. Seychelles. Amboyna. Madras. NAUCRATES, Cuv. 204. naucrates ductor. [601. ..."

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