The pilot fish congregates around sharks, rays, and sea turtles, where it eats ectoparasites on and leftovers around the host species;

The Pilot-fish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 30 m environment.

"The pilot-fish has been so often seen, and occasionally taken on our southern coast, as to be entitled to a place among British Fishes" 7. ^ Patterson, Robert (1849). First Steps to Zoology. More

Pilot-fish in Google Images * Naucrates ductor in Google Images Search the Web: More about these sites . More

PILOT-FISH (Naucrates dueler), a pelagic fish of the family of horse-mackerels or Carangidae, well known to sailors from its peculiar habit of keeping company with ships and large fishes, especially sharks. More

"The pilot-fish ought here also to be noticed: this is said not only to feed upon the gills of the shark, but to direct it to its prey, from which singularity originates its name." 32. More

Common names

'Nfanfaro in Italian (Italiano)
'Nfanfaru in Italian (Italiano)
'Uri in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Baghbagh in Arabic (‫العربية)
Buraasow in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Burimodoki in Japanese (日本語)
Cá Cam in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Camisa de meia in Portuguese (Português)
Deboetteur canonnier in Creole, French
Deboetteur canonnier in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Ductor in Portuguese (Português)
Fanfalu in Italian (Italiano)
Fanfan in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Fanfan in Serbian (српски језик)
Fanfano in Italian (Italiano)
Fanfaru in Italian (Italiano)
Fanfene in Italian (Italiano)
Fanfru in Maltese (Malti)
Gazala in Arabic (‫العربية)
Gofari in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Gofari in Greek, Modern (1453)
Guia in Portuguese (Português)
Halwayo in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kaloong in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Kilavuz in Turkish (Türkçe)
Kilavuz baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Kılavuz balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Kolaouzos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Kolaouzos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Lalaja in Arabic (‫العربية)
Lampera in Italian (Italiano)
Locmanas (žuvis) in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Lodsfisk in Danish (dansk)
Lombria in Italian (Italiano)
Loodsmannetje in Dutch (Nederlands)
Loodsvis in Afrikaans
Losfisk in Norwegian (Norsk)
Lotsenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Lotsfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Lotsman in Bulgarian (български език)
Lumuan in Waray-waray
Luotsikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Malta palamudu in Turkish (Türkçe)
Malta palamutu in Turkish (Türkçe)
Maltapalamudii in Turkish (Türkçe)
Maltapalamudu in Turkish (Türkçe)
Manilaw-non in Hiligaynon
Mata tangih in Chavacano
Mpamparo in Italian (Italiano)
Naucrates ductor in French (français)
Naucrates ductor in Italian (Italiano)
Naucrates ductor in Spanish (español)
Navat in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Npamparo in Italian (Italiano)
Pak-an in Cebuano
Pampanu in Italian (Italiano)
Pampina in Italian (Italiano)
Pampinu in Italian (Italiano)
Pàmpol in Catalan (Català)
Pandawan in Kagayanen
Peixe-guia in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-piloto in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-piolho in Portuguese (Português)
Pesce pilota in Italian (Italiano)
Peshk pilot in Albanian (Shqip)
Peste pilot in Romanian (română)
Peste pilot in Rumanian
Pez piloto in sp
Pez piloto in Spanish (español)
Pilot in English
Pilot in Polish (polski)
Pilot in Slovene
Pilot fish in English
Pilot-fish in English
Pilote in Creole, French
Pilote in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Pilote in French (français)
Pilotfish in English
Pilotfish in Spanish (español)
Pilotino in Italian (Italiano)
Piloto in Portuguese (Português)
Piloto in Spanish (español)
Pilotos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Pilotos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Pisci d'umbra in Italian (Italiano)
Pisci pampana in Italian (Italiano)
Pisci umbra in Italian (Italiano)
Poisson pilote in French (français)
Pratibrod in Serbian (српски језик)
Raerave in Gela
Remeiro in Portuguese (Português)
Romeirinho in Portuguese (Português)
Romeiro in Portuguese (Português)
Romero in Spanish (español)
Ryba pilot in Polish (polski)
Ryba-lotsman in Russian (русский язык)
Skušac pratibrod in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Skusac in Serbian (српски језик)
Skušac pratibrod in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Sucker in English
Talakitok in Agutaynen
Tanfanu in Italian (Italiano)
Tanfiru in Italian (Italiano)
Tigre in Tagalog
Tonto in Bikol
Tonto in Tagalog
Ummri in Italian (Italiano)
uri in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Urie in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Uriuri in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Vairó in Catalan (Català)
Κολαγούζος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κολαούζος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κολαούζος in Greek, Modern (1453)
Πιλότος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Лоцман (рыба) in Russian (русский язык)
пилот in Russian (русский язык)
рыба-лоцман in Russian (русский язык)
ﻪﺟﻻﻻ in Arabic (‫العربية)
ブリモドキ in Japanese (日本語)
乌甘 in Mandarin Chinese
烏甘 in Mandarin Chinese
舟鰤 in Chinese (中文)
舟鰤 in Mandarin Chinese
동갈방어 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Perciformes
Family : Carangidae
Genus : Naucrates
Species : Naucrates ductor
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758