Asked by: Reginaldo Zuluagapets fish and aquariums
Does the Remora cause any harm to the shark?
Last Updated: 17th May, 2021
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Similarly, you may ask, what is the symbiotic relationship between a shark and remora?
Likewise, do sharks eat remora fish? Quora User, Shark nut since age 3. As said below, it doesn't usually happen, as the remora and the shark have a symbiotic relationship: The remora eats the shark's scraps in return for parasite removal and the such.
are Remoras harmful?
Remoras are large, gray, parasitic fish usually found stuck to the sides of sharks, manta rays, and other large species. Remoras are not dangerous to their hosts. They simply attach to the larger animal and hitch a ride. As long as the diver is covered by a wetsuit, the remora does no harm.
Why do Remoras attach themselves to sharks?
These fish attach themselves to the larger marine creatures including sharks, turtles, manta rays and the like for an easy mode of transportation, to gain the protection provided by being one with the bigger animal, and for food. Yet their hitching on to a shark causes no harm to the shark itself.