Definition of Naucrates ductor
1. Noun. Small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantas.
Generic synonyms: Carangid, Carangid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Naucrates, Naucrates
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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 Günther (1866)
"The anal has a similar band, which terminates before the eighth ray. Seychelles. Amboyna. Madras. NAUCRATES, Cuv. 204. Naucrates ductor. [601. ..."