Image: Pilotfish, Naucrates ductor
A Pilotfish caught on hook and line 24 km off Sydney, New South Wales, April 2013. The fish was swimming under floating debris.
- Peter Somogyi
- © Peter Somogyi
As well as being found under floating debris, the species is known for swimming with large fishes. The standard name refers to the once-held believe that the species guided sharks to their prey.
Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.