Bycatch: White-finned Shark Sucker

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Bycatch: White-finned Shark Sucker

The white-finned shark sucker, Echeneis neucratoides, is best know for the large sucker on the top of the head.


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FWC Facts:
Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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